Conservative London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey said that allowing teenagers access to free contraceptives and abortion services “leads to criminality” and “normalise[s] sex.”
“By giving children condoms and the amount of sexual material they are exposed to you normalise sex and they feel it is their divine right to have it, when actually it is not,” he told MPs.
Bailey said, in comments from 2006 unearthed by Business Insider, that becoming a single mother had now become “a career choice.”
Young women “get passed around a crowd of boys” like “prostitutes,” before getting pregnant and taking advantage of free housing, Bailey wrote in a separate report for a think tank.
Bailey is standing to become London Mayor against Labour’s Sadiq Khan.
LONDON — Allowing young people access to contraception and abortion services “normalise[s] sex” and pushes them towards a life of crime, the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has said.
Bailey, who is standing against Labour’s Sadiq Khan in 2020, said in comments unearthed by Business Insider that local authorities should stop the practice of offering young people access to condoms in schools.
“You have had local authorities up and down the country who go to schools and give children condoms and say they are combating teenage pregnancy. No, they are not,” Bailey told a parliamentary committee in 2006, when he was aged 35.
“By giving children condoms and the amount of sexual material they are exposed to you normalise sex and they feel it is their divine right to have it, when actually it is not,” he said, adding “that is one of the things that drives their self-esteem up or down and leads to crime.”
Bailey told the MPs that access to abortion services, combined with a “liberal media” pushing “pornographic” images, had also helped “lead to criminality” among young people.
“Abortions for girls as young as 14 years without their parents’ knowledge, has normalised many aspects of teenage behaviour that lead to criminality,” he said.
Bailey’s attitude towards women came under the spotlight this week after Business Insider revealed that Bailey once wrote that single mothers “deliberately become pregnant” for benefits and suggested that society should stop suggesting it was “acceptable” to be a single mother.
Bailey reiterated this point to MPs in 2006, saying that becoming a single mother was now a “career choice.”
He told MPs: “In my community single parentdom for 15–19 year-olds is a career choice. At the very least that girl will think, ‘If I get pregnant I’m definitely getting housed’, so she is not worried.”
In a report for the think tank the Centre for Policy Studies, Bailey also wrote that: “Although these girls are not walking the street as prostitutes they will hang around with certain people.
“They will give sexual favours because it means they get drugs and stuff like that. Then there is a set of girls who get passed around a crowd of boys. The next step up from this is when you get girls starting to have a baby just to get real love. Once they …read more
Source:: Business Insider