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Widespread support for anti-abortion pupil
(photo Press and Journal)
According to recent press reports Sarah Scott, a 16-year-old mum who is a pupil at Banff Academy has been banned from wearing a T-shirt with an anti-abortion slogan to school - on a dress-as-you-please day - on the grounds that it could cause offence.
It now seems that widespread support has been coming in for the young mum and her family.
Miss Scott's mother has defended her daughter, and remarked that no action has been taken when other pupils have worn T-shirts with "Satan-worshipping" slogans and the FCUK company brand image.
When asked for comment an Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “A dress code is in operation at the school which in general terms requires pupils to wear a white top and black trousers.
“Besides the issue of whether or not the pupil concerned was wearing a uniform, it was felt the statement on the t-shirt was inappropriate in a school setting and had the potential to cause offence.”
In a recent press report on another issue Paul Tully, the director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (Spuc) says that parents "are getting involved and they are coming to us because they see abortion being promoted behind their backs to 13-year-old children and they realise this is an abuse."
Meanwhile one Highland-based counsellor who works with young girls who have undergone a termination reports that many of those who have come to her for post-abortion counselling have said they hope they will have the courage to speak to their friends about the aftermath of an abortion.