Private Clinics Given Right to Advertise Abortions on British TV

It was announced Friday that private clinics in Britain would be allowed to advertise their planning services, including abortion, on British television starting April 30. It's a right that, until yesterday, had existed only for non-profit clinics.

A spokesperson for BCAP, one of the committees responsible for the new rules, argues that the decision is "about being responsible," but pro-life activists in Britain have already begun to announce their displeasure with the news.

Mark Bhangwandin told the Telegraph, "I have no doubt that we will see a rise in abortions as a result of this."


Nadine Dorries, a Conservative MP finds the development "appalling."

A United States Supreme Court decision reached in Bigelow v. Commonwealth of Virginia prevented "states from prohibiting advertisements of products or conduct that is clearly legal at the place advertised."


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