So ads for abortion services and condoms may be shown on ITV. Will they be shown on UTV I wonder? The Bel Tel lifts the story without developing a local angle.The proposed ads seem well within the range of the new NI guidelines. If shown, the terms of the ad would make a fundamental point clear.
… those against abortion will be required to make clear if they do not refer women for abortion so that delays do not result in medical complications.
Opinion divides on whether propagating sexual information encourages promiscuity and steps up the abortion rate or educates people into greater responsibility. The British state clearly believes the latter, the hear-no-evil, see-no-evil NI annex clings to the former.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London