Tuesday, 13 May 2008

HFE Bill Gets Through Second Reading...

John Smeaton, Director of SPUC, has pointed out that, although the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill has passed through to its committee stage, there are still debates going on.

He explains that it is vital that MPs vote against the pro-abortion amendments on Monday and (especially) Tuesday next week. Examples of amendments being proposed are the removal of the requirement for consent from two doctors and allowing nurses to administer drug-induced abortions.

John also reminds us of the need to pray for the failure of this Bill. I have a suggestion: ask your parish priest to offer Mass for the defeat of the HFE Bill, and give a stipend for the Mass.

(Remember that, in England & Wales, the priests don't get a salary, so stipends are an essential part of their income. Priests will say Masses for a particular intention if asked even without a stipend if someone cannot afford it, but if you can afford it then you have a duty to give that financial support.)

3 comments:

Mark said...

Of course, I have the problem that my MP ignores each and every letter I send to him. I simply don't know what to do anymore.

The Secret Squirrel said...

Dear Mac
How much money is appropriate for a stipend?

Mac McLernon said...

I'd say between £10 - £20 - but I know that some people give less, and occasionally people give more. If you can afford more, then give more.

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