Friday, 4 July 2008

Still Fighting...

After the shameful passage of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill, the Report Stage and 3rd Reading of the Bill has been announced for 14th July.

We mustn't stop campaigning against this truly vile legislation.

The pro-abortion lobby, emboldened by its success so far, has tabled amendments to the Bill which would allow abortion on request up to 24 weeks' gestation, remove the requirement for two doctors to give their consent, and allow nurses and midwives to carry out abortions.

John Smeaton, director of SPUC, has an excellent summary of the issues, as well as a post of Cardinal O'Brien's letter to all MPs, urging them to reject the pro-abortion amendments.

The Cardinal ends by describing how he will question his actions at the end of his life, and whether he could have done more to defend the rights of the unborn.

It is a salutary reminder that we will also have to look back and consider our actions, when we face Our Lord on Judgement Day.

1 comment:

George said...

Mac this is england so we all know the passage of this bill into law is a foregone conclusion. Sad but true - the average secular 'joe bloggs' in the street, just rolls his/her eyes at the mention of human rights and embryo research - they haven't a clue, don't care and don't want to know - the politicians are no different having stopped thinking for themselves years ago, they simply go with the flow and toe the party line - while we have to suffer this 'nu-labour' anti-life government (spawned by that great Catholic Tony Blair) there is not a snow-flake in hell's chance of this bill getting thrashed. Unless you can tell me anything to the contrary - anything?

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