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IMMEDIATE 1.00 PM Friday 23rd September 2005

A call was made today for the sexual health outreach worker, Angela Star, who injected a girl with a hormonal contraceptive in the toilets at McDonalds, to be sacked.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:

"The Melissa Smith scandal in Mansfield was bad enough, when another health outreach worker working for yet another Primary Care Trust arranged an abortion for Melissa behind her mother's back and then couldn't even be bothered to go with her.  This admission by Angela Star of her shabby treatment of a vulnerable young girl shows that the child sex industry is out of control.

"If the girl was at immediate risk of becoming pregnant, as Mrs Star's employers contend, she should have been advised not to behave so cheaply, and told the only place for sexual activity is within marriage.  But that would have meant no money for the contraceptive industry.

"By condoning this girl's illicit sexual activity, Mrs Star is encouraging behaviour which she must know can easily result in sexually-transmitted disease and infertility.  It seems she doesn't care about that.  Even condoms don’t provide adequate protection against sexually-transmitted infections.  I have a horrible feeling that for every girl who becomes infertile, the better it is for the a Primary Care Trust’s teenage pregnancy statistics.  Apart from that, I find the irresponsibility and lack of basic humanity shown by these people is staggering.  They are not around to pick up the medical, emotional and psychological pieces later.  The whole teenage pregnancy strategy, based on encouraging promiscuity with contraception, has failed and must be abandoned.  Even Government minister Beverley Hughes admits it is not working.  The only sane and righteous policy is that which advocates chastity and fidelity.  The young today are a generation betrayed."