FOLLOWING the Law Lords' ruling last October, which gave doctors the right to prescribe contraceptives or perform abortions upon schoolgirls, without necessarily consulting their parents, the number of abortions to under-age girls has risen significantly.
Two months ago the DHSS .announced to Parliament that birth control services to teenagers were to be expanded in a district-based experimental project, lasting three years.
They warned that such services should take account of the need not to undermine family stability or relationships between parents and their children.
It is therefore vitally necessary for parents to register their views with their district health authorities as soon as possible. For this purpose I have produced a suitable medical notification form, which parents can obtain from me, free of charge.
Now is the time to act before others do so behind our backs.
2 Old Market Wisbech Cambs WHILE welcoming the initiatives of Mr Powell and Mr Hargreaves MP, I, like many other pro-life campaigners, have been put in an invidious position.
On one hand, working for the success of their Bills, while on the other hand fervently praying that they would fail, since they did not afford adequate protection to all human embryos. Indeed both Bills, by implication, would have made it a requirement for human embryos to be destroyed once the Secretary of State's authority had expired.
May I therefore ask the Hon Member for Hyndburn, to make a public statement assuring grass-root pro-lifers that his Ten Minute Rule Bill, tabled for October 21, will not start from the grossly compromised positions as did previous versions of the Unborn Children (Protection) Bill.
I also ask that it will not concede as much as the earlier attempts, to introduce legislation to outlaw experimentation and research on human embryos, had.
Keith A Davies LIFE –Hon Nat Political Officer Leamington Spa
I WAS appalled to hear on TV news, a paediatrician speak of premature babies being allowed to die or being refused admission to special care units because "keeping them alive was too expensive". He was protesting about the situation.
I was a sister in a premature baby unit in Derby for 17 years and I appeal to all parents to write to the Minister of Health and/or their MP, to protest against this criminal act being allowed to take place.
I remember the relief and joy of the parents when they were able to take their babies home babies all weighing under 5fllbs — some under 2lbs at birth who survived due to the special care they received in the unit.
I appeal again to parents to take action so that other parents may enjoy the love of these children — a love which it appears could now possibly be denied them.
Abortion has been legalised now premature babies are threatened. What next?
Please write to your MP so that all these small babies may receive the special care they need.
Sheila McDevitt Glasgow