OUR launch of #dontstopabeatingheart campaign received excellent widespread media focus yesterday. We enjoyed coverage in Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Mail on Sunday, Scottish Sun, Sunday Mail, Press & Journal, BBC and STV, among others. Radio 5 Live interviewed SPUC Scotland CEO John Deighan and John’s interview was used on BBC Radio Scotland on the 0800 news and other news bulletins throughout the day. Commercial radio stations covered the launch.
Press Association gave it widespread air time too. As the Press Association is the main provider of on-line news services for huge numbers of local newspapers, our campaign has secured really widespread publicity in a broad range of papers throughout Scotland. Including the web-sites of the biggest selling weeklies like the Falkirk Herald, The Southern Reporter and the Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, Midlothian Advertiser, and others.
The only real adverse coverage was in the Sunday Herald. The Herald newspaper disingenuously claimed that there is no campaign to increase access to abortion. Concluding their erroneous argument with “there is no room for those wading in with inflammatory language and trying to mask their true agenda with talk of proposals which do not actually exist”.
Sadly, however, proposals to further: liberalise abortion in Scotland DO exist.
As the Alliance of Pro-life students reports:
The Guardian in November clearly illustrates campaign to increase access to abortion in Scotland: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/09/devolving-abortion-a-chance-to-reframe-scottish-law-campaigners-say
Don’t Stop a Beating Heart – there is always a better solution to abortion. Lets build a culture of life and a Scotland which readily provides real compassionate help to women facing a crisis pregnancy.
For further information about the campaign and the coalition of prolife organisations behind it, and/or to get involved, please contact SPUC Scotland on 0141 221 2094.