Monday, July 07, 2008

Catholic schools provide access to abortion

Action: anyone involved in a Catholic school needs to know what is going on, and if necessary to complain.

From John Smeaton, in part: Nowadays in Britain and elsewhere, the Government is "imposing" the use of birth control, including abortion, on families; and the Catholic Church authorities in England and Wales are co-operating with the government in imposing it in England - by welcoming into its schools Connexions whose job it is to make abortion and contraception available to children, without parental knowledge or consent, a point I made last year in an interview with Zenit.


zeno said...

Can you explain what you mean by "the Government is "imposing" the use of birth control, including abortion, on families"? What exactly are they doing?


Webmaster said...

The Government is using bullying and bribery to ensure that 'Connexions' clinics are set up in every school. These have an extremely aggressive approach to distibuting contraception, the Morning After Pill, and taking children for abortions, all without parental consent.

Teachers cannot give pupils so much as a pat on the back, let alone an aspirin, but Connexions nurses can give them the Morning After Pill without any information about the child's medical history or parental knowledge. They also have the unique authority to take children from school premises to have abortions without further ado. It is an appalling situation.

zeno said...

Thanks. I haven't heard of Connexions before, but I'll have a look at their website.

zeno said...

According to the Connexions website (

Connexions is for you if you are 13-19, living in England and wanting advice on getting to where you want to be in life. It also provides support up to the age of 25 for young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities (or both).

They seem to provide a wide range of advice services to young people in the areas of careers, learning, health, housing, sports and leisure, money, relationships, rights and travel.

Under health, they give very good practical advice including advice about sexual health. They also mention the FPA (Family Planning Association), but they do not appear to have any connection with them. Do you think it is the FPA who are setting up the clinics you mentioned?

Also, the link you gave to the CES website seems to give guidance to Catholic schools working with Connexions (although this guidance is six years old and may well have changed and, in fact, talks about other guidance expected to be published in 2003). Although this guidance ‘was not fully accepted by the Connexions Service’, it appears to lay the foundation for working within a Catholic ethos and Catholic beliefs, with appropriate consultation and approval of the school involved. I don’t know much about it, but this all looks OK to me.

However, this makes no mention of abortion services (although I’m sure condoms would be mentioned!), never mind ‘imposing’ them on our children!

What have I missed?

Webmaster said...

Simply this: you get the Connexions people in a school, and they do what they do. They are bound by their own rules to total confidentiality with the children who consult them, and by their training not tell the children to talk to their parents. They are part of the Government drive to reduce teenage pregnancy with contraception and abortion, so that is what they attempt to do: 'advice' is backed up by the provision of condoms, the MAP and trips to the abortion clinic.

This kind of 'advice' is contrary to the Catholic ethos of a school not only in the conception of what is in a child's 'best interests' (under-age sex and the murder of the results) but by cutting out the parents, who are the primary educators of the child and have moral responsibility for him or her.

zeno said...

Surely, as the CES guidance seems to imply, they would only get access into a school with the permission of the headteacher and on the school's terms?

Webmaster said...

With the permission of the headteacher, yes: that's why John Smeaton is raising the issue - Connexions should not be let into Catholic schools.

What sort of 'terms' would make these people acceptable to Catholic schools? The idea is ludicrous. Would we let in Marie Stopes on our 'terms'?

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