Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Abortion and party politics

Comment. Further to a flurry of speculation about what a Conservative government might do, John Smeaton points out that the law on life issues got a lot worse when they were last in power, and the present leader and health spokeman are both pro-abortion. The only thing to do at the General Election is to consider very carefully the pro-life credentials of candidates in your constiuency, across the parties, as Helen Watt of the Linacre Centre says (Catholic News Agency report). As always, don't be fooled by protestations of 'personal opposition' to abortion and the like: what we need are MPs who recognise that the unborn need legal protection just like everyone else.

1 comment:

Oliver McCarthy said...

The Cabinet voted overwhelmingly against the reduction of the abortion limit and the Shadow Cabinet voted overwhelmingly for it. What Smeaton says is quite right, but it seems quite possible that the next Government will be more "pro-life" (or at least less pro-death) than the present one.

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