U.K. To Allow Abortion Ads

  • March 26, 2009
The U.K. is proposing to allow abortion- and pregnancy-counseling advertising on television and radio for the first time, reports Bloomberg. Taking effect next year, the ads would also allow for socially responsible condom commercials on TV. The changes come as the U.K. government presses for a 50% reduction in the country's under-18 birth rate by 2010, compared with 1998. The U.K. has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Western Europe.

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