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TV adverts for commercial abortion clinics given go ahead
The plans have sparked controversy, with pro-life campaigners accusing advertising authorities of "trivialising" human life by treating terminations as a consumer choice like cars or washing powder.
They emerged as a report accused clinics of using "hard sell" marketing to push pregnant women seeking counselling into having terminations, in order to make more money.
Under the draft recommendations, drawn up by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice, which regulates TV and radio commercials, dozens of independent hospitals carrying out abortions will be able to advertise their services to consumers....