Pro-life attack on RC school

31st March 2006 at 01:00
A private Catholic school in Surrey has been targeted by anti-abortionists after it taught pupils about contraception.

Woldingham school contacted the police after receiving emails and letters attacking its decision to teach contraception to 14 and15-year-olds. One accused the head of "child abuse".

The 500-pupil school is run by an order of nuns known as the Society of the Sacred Heart. Boarding fees are pound;21,000 a year for 11 to 18-year-olds.

The emails were received after the school featured in the online newsletter of the anti-abortion group UK LifeLeague. The group claims to have 17,000 subscribers in Britain and the United States.

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