Friday, March 27, 2009

Britain May Allow Media Ads for Condoms and Abortion Advice

AFP: Britain could allow abortion advice, condom ads:

British flag Britain could change media rules to allow abortion advice to be advertised on television and radio, as well as easing rules for condom ads, officials said on Thursday.

The moves would aim to cut high levels of teenage pregnancy, but anti-abortion campaigners said they would "sexualise young people" and lead to greater promiscuity, as well as killing unborn children.

Ads for pregnancy advice would be allowed on prime-time television and radio slots, under changes being considered by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee on Advertising Practice (BCAP) watchdogs.

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Teenagers are addicted to electronics, its a simple fact that mostly everyone today has become aware of. Allowing information to be provided to teens in a form that they will see and watch is a great idea. This method would give teenagers information that is useful without them having to do any extra work. Also teens are often afraid to search out for abortion advice. This would allow them to receive advice without the embarrassment or fear of being discovered because it is given to them in their own home. There are worse not useful things advertised on the television and radio that is reaching teenagers today, contraceptive and abortion advice is something that could be useful for teens to learn about.

Posted by: Veronica | Apr 19, 2009 6:24:42 PM

On the television networks, like MTV and Fuse, commercials are already being aired that advocate condom use and Planned Parenthood options. This is great, because these are the channels that teenagers watch and actually respect. These ideas don't really seem like things that would "sexualise young people", after all they advocate the near opposite. It's time that this information gets out in the media as the Truth campaign has done for smoking's effects. Truth has been highly successful in relaying their message, and a sexual awareness program modeled after this would also meet with great success.

Posted by: Veronica | Apr 26, 2009 1:43:19 PM

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