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Marie Stopes forced to end 'morning after' pill promotion

The abortion market is a lucrative business and new products of death are continually appearing on the horizon.  Needless to say, the 'morning after' pill is as much a cause of death for the human embryo it seeks to destroy as an abortion is for the unborn baby.  This is why we were horrified to learn last Christmas that Marie Stopes International (MSI) were seeking to capitalise on the Millennium celebrations by marketing the 'morning after' pill in a millennium party pack.  

A consumer, splashing out on this tasteless party pack, would receive not only an abortifacient drug but a party balloon as well.  This highlights the levels to which MSI are prepared to go in order to market their products of death. 'Money talks'! Perhaps this explains why Marie Stopes are so unconcerned about the health of women, and have total disregard for those they destroy in pursuit of profit.

It is up to those of us who care about life to do all we can to protect it. So once this cynical marketing ploy had been uncovered, Student LifeNet, (with valuable help from a pro-life law student), learning that promotion of a prescription only medication in this cavalier way was actually a criminal offence, immediately contacted the Medicines Control Agency and reported the scam.  They, too, were astounded that Marie Stopes were acting so irresponsibly.  The Medicines Act (1968), that MSI had breached, is there to protect the public from organisations and pharmaceutical companies carelessly promoting the use of any dangerous medication, which clearly covers prescription only medication.  As a result of our action, Marie Stopes were forced to end their campaign and clear their site of all references to it.  

A victory for pro-life persistance death and killing should not be marketable products, and we should do everything in our power to ensure that promotion of the morning after pill is always stopped, so take the initiative and take action.  

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) are also under investigation for potential breaches of the Medicines Act.  The Advertising Standards Agency has received reports that both Marie Stopes International and BPAS are misleading women by promoting the 'morning after' pill under the guise of contraception.

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