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Cardinal attacks Scottish Government’s sexual health record

The Scottish Government today came under fire from a top churchman over the country’s “catastrophic” sexual health record.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, accused ministers of supporting a failing strategy.

He repeated a call he made to the previous administration for “an infusion of morality” into future strategy.

The cardinal’s attack followed the publication last week of the latest annual report on the government’s sexual health strategy.

This showed rising rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancy.

In a letter to public health minister Shona Robison, the cardinal voiced “deep disappointment” that the government was supporting a strategy which it did not devise and which had “demonstrably” failed.

Full story at The Herald.

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