Monday, 14 January 2008

Reap the whirlwind...

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has asked Mr Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, if he will repudiate some of his previous political actions now that he has become a Catholic. John Smeaton, SPUC national director, has today written to Mr Blair to ask him to admit that he was wrong to support

* abortion up to birth
* the supply of abortion to girls as young as 11 without their parents' knowledge
* requiring doctors to dehydrate their patients to death
* the promotion of abortion as a human right
* destructive experiments on human embryos.

John Smeaton said: 'While many of our Catholic members will be pleased to hear of anyone's conversion to their church, we have concerns about how Mr Blair behaved both as a backbencher and prime minister. This is an opportunity for him to come clean and give witness to the church's pro-life stance, which earnestly hope he has now embraced. 'We would hope that, in his various new roles on the world stage, Mr Blair might try to put right some of the harm he has done.' The letter is on the web here

Dr Thomas Ward, President of the National Association of Catholic Families, writes:
'I am firmly convinced that if these questions do not receive honest answers we must conclude that in the mind of Cardinal Murphy O'Connor it is possible to simultaneously be radically pro-choice and a Catholic of good faith. Today many Catholics are justifiably deeply worried by the confused situation in Westminster.'

1 comment:

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

There has been no answer I take it. *sigh*