Thursday, June 28, 2007

Petition to give unborn children rights

Action: please sign the petition. The legal recognition of unborn children, and legal redress against their being killed or injured, is very patchy in English law and elsewhere. After a number of US states adopted laws which explicitly protect the unborn, the 'Unborn Victims of Violence Act' was passed at federal level; calls for similar laws have been made in Canada. This movement should be encouraged.

From SPUC: Michael Dwyer of Birmingham, father of two young daughters, whose seven
months pregnant partner Sarah Hunt was knocked down and killed by a car has launched an online petition to get "justice for Connor", his unborn son. He hopes to achieve a new law which would allow killers of unborn children to be prosecuted. [Birmingham Mail 26 June] Laws against homicide do not protect the child in the womb unless the child is born alive and subsequently dies from injuries sustained.

See the Birmingham Post story 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