Friday, December 05, 2008

Dossier on Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair’s record on pro-life, pro-family and Catholic issues

There is irrefutable factual evidence or otherwise credible circumstantial evidence that Mrs Blair has:

publicly patronised international and domestic pro-abortion organisations
publicly supported homosexuality
publicly dissented from the Church’s teaching on contraception
implied a denial of the indefectibility of the Church (an infallible truth of the Catholic faith)
implied support for a change in the Church’s teaching against the ordination of women
has attacked the Church’s record on women
engaged in pagan rituals
supported her husband’s anti-life/anti-family government


She has publicly patronised international and domestic pro-abortion organisations

Mrs Blair has given public and direct endorsement of the work to the world’s leading promoter and provider of abortion, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). In July 2003, Mrs Blair hosted a private reception at 10 Downing Street (the prime minister’s residence) for IPPF’s “Lust for Life” campaign to raise £100,000 for IPPF [Catholic Herald, 1 August 2003]

IPPF endorsed the failed campaign to remove the Holy See from the United Nations: here.

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November 1999, Mrs Blair “visited the exhibition stand of IPPF, Population Concern and Marie Stopes International.” (IPPF annual report, 1999)

At the annual Labour party conference in September 2005, Mrs Blair celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Family Planning Association (fpa), the UK branch of IPPF, helping to cut a special birthday cake. This is when Mrs Blair offered a condom to the cameraman.

FPA endorsed the failed campaign to remove the Holy See from the United Nations, 'See Change'.

Mrs Blair has endorsed CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), specifically mentioning CEDAW's affirmation of women's so-called 'reproductive rights', which is both a technical term and a euphemism for abortion on demand. The CEDAW convention and the committee which implements it are the vehicles for one of the most radical pro-abortion campaigns ever. On Cherie Blair's website , in the section About this site, Mrs Blair writes: "This website is dedicated to the issues that concern me, to helping improve the position of women throughout the world by sharing information and by safeguarding and promoting human rights. At the heart of the website is the Women of the World section." On a page in the Women of the World section, Mrs Blair says: "The [United Nations] Convention [on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ... is the only human rights treaty which affirms the reproductive rights of women". The page ends by linking to the CEDAW committee, which is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the CEDAW convention. The CEDAW committee is notorious among pro-lifers for using the CEDAW convention to bully countries into allowing abortion. Most recently, the CEDAW committee issued a report calling upon the UK government to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.Elsewhere on her website, Mrs Blair lists Human Rights Watch as one of the charities she supports. It should be noted that Human Rights Watch is one of the most radically pro-abortion international NGOs (non-governmental organisations).

“Cherie Blair is known as a dissenter. Britain’s first lady, who is herself a human rights lawyer, has views of the Catholic faith — even on matters of life and death such as abortion — that are profoundly at odds with the Church.” [interview by Edward Pentin, “A Dissenter Speaks After Meeting Pope Benedict”, National Catholic Register, May 14-20, 2006 ]


She has publicly supported the militant homosexual agenda

In a lecture to students at Harvard university, Mrs Blair described the US Supreme Court’s striking-down of the Texas law against sodomy as “a model of judicial reasoning”. [Scotland on Sunday, 31 October 2004]

It was reported that Mrs Blair attended the 10th anniversary celebration of Stonewall, the UK’s leading homosexual rights organisation. The celebration featured a performance by Elton John, world-famous for his homosexual lifestyle, who has recently accused the Catholic Church of being responsible for the deaths of AIDS sufferers and said that he would “ban religion completely.” The performance featured homo-erotic dancers dressed as Boy Scouts, in an apparent implied promotion of paedophilia: see here.

The Sunday Times reported that Mrs Blair accepted an invitation to the gay wedding (same-sex civil partnership ceremony) of anti-life MEP Michael Cashman, one of the first such ceremonies conducted in the UK, legalised by her husband’s government [Sunday Times, 4th December 2005]

In a 1998 case before the European Court of Justice, Mrs Blair represented a lesbian who had taken legal action against South-West Trains who had refused to grant travel concessions to her lesbian partner: see here.


She has publicly dissented from the Church’s teaching on contraception

"Women still do not get due respect in the Church which is why, in the opinion of many people, it gets some things wrong like its teaching on contraception." Mrs Blair quoted in the Daily Telegraph, 6 June 2005.

In 2005, Mrs Blair contributed an essay to the book “Why I am still a Catholic?”, a collection of essays from notorious dissenters from Catholic teaching, including notorious homosexuals and persons who have contracted invalid marriages and have therefore been barred from receiving the Sacraments: “Of course, like many Catholics in this country”, she said, “I have doubts about some of the positions taken by the Church as an institution - for example, on contraception or the role of women. But I am not one of those who believes that the only response is to walk away because you have a different viewpoint. I have been taught that you should stay and try to change things.”

In her autobiography, Mrs Blair said her son Leo had been conceived because she have her “contraceptive equipment” with her: see here.


She has implied a denial of the indefectibility of the Church (an infallible truth of the Catholic faith)

“The Church is a pilgrim Church. It has not yet arrived at its destination. It is not perfect.” [Tyburn Lecture: A Catholic Perspective on Human Rights , published in The Tablet, 21st June 2003, pp. 4-7.]

She has implied support for a change in the Church’s teaching against the ordination of women

“[I do] not have a theologically considered view on the question of the ordination of women — ultimately that is a matter for the Holy Father and the magisterium rather than the faithful to decide.” - thereby implying that the Church’s teaching on the subject (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, 1994) is not definitive. [interview by Edward Pentin, “A Dissenter Speaks After Meeting Pope Benedict”, National Catholic Register, May 14-20, 2006]

“It may be that the implications of the radical equality proclaimed in Galatians and Vatican II (and now set forth in the civil law of the European Convention on Human Rights) will in time come to change perceptions on the role of women within the Church.” [Tyburn Lecture: A Catholic Perspective on Human Rights , published in The Tablet, 21st June 2003, pp. 4-7.]


She has attacked the Church’s record on women

“In my pre-Vatican II childhood, women were seen but not heard in the Church.” [Tyburn Lecture: A Catholic Perspective on Human Rights , published in The Tablet, 21st June 2003, pp. 4-7.]


She has engaged in pagan rituals

It is widely reported that Mrs Blair has engaged in new-age pagan rituals (Feng Shui, crystals, re-birthing), under the influence of a former pornographic model. [The Observer, 8 December 2002 ]


She has supported her husband’s anti-life/anti-family government

When asked at a press conference the hypothetical question of whether he and Cherie Blair would have been happy to donate spare embryos generated as a result of fertility treatment, Tony Blair replied: "For the first time in all the press conferences I have done, I am completely stumped for an answer." He then described it as a "very personal question". [Daily Telegraph, 23 November 2000]

Her husband not only led the most anti-life and anti-family government in British history, but himself voted for and otherwise supported abortion, destructive embryo research, euthanasia, contraception, same-sex unions and related evils. See here.

Why is she still being invited to speak at Catholic insitutions? This must stop.

2 comments:

H. White said...

Please re-check your links. A lot of them are dead.

Hercules said...

Sorry about that. We've deleted two and corrected some others. They should all work now.

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