Wednesday, May 21, 2008

'Passion for Life' campaign pro abortion?

Update: A vice chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, Claire Curtis-Thomas, said last night 'I am not opposed to abortion. I believe that women should have the right to choose; I just hope that they do not choose to have an abortion.' There is something odd going on here. By all means make tactical alliances to win votes, guys, but shouldn't the pro-life group leadership be pro-life? See John Smeaton's blog.

Life site News reports the above and adds that Ann Widdecombe MP, another prominent member fo the Pro-Life Group and a convert to Catholicism, accepts IVF, and the countless deaths of embryos this entails.

Briefing 20/05/08:
the second of a series about opponents of the hybrids bill: many readers will have seen these cards, often at the back of churches. While most of the cards from Passion for Life, the all-party parliamentary pro-life group are excellent, unfortunately it seems they are not actually against abortion, and this card actually contradicts Church teaching. This is no small matter: the 'abortion should be rare' mantra is used constantly by pro-abortionists while demanding easy access to abortion in coinjuction with ever more sex education and contraception. This is not an approach Catholics can endorse. See Fr Finnigan here.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen