Life tries to form a coalition to control use of abortion pill

Life, the anti-abortion organisation, has called on child and family charities to support its stance against the Government's plans to make an abortion pill widely available across the UK.

"We see this as an issue that any organisation dealing with child protection should take action on,

said Nuala Scarisbrick, a trustee at Life. "The wider introduction of this new pill sends out a clear message to children that it's OK to have sex and then get rid of the evidence. It's the responsibility of charities like the NSPCC and The Children's Society to address this."

Life is encouraging its supporters to write letters to local health authorities and MPs protesting against plans that will enable family planning clinics to offer patients the RU486 pill.

The abortion pill involves taking two separate doses of medicine, which triggers a miscarriage.

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