his own words Tony Blair condemns himself.
He is in the same league as Al-Qaeda and
Saddam Hussein. They share a common set
of attitudes: indifference to human life
and the justification of mass killing.
This is what Blair's support for abortion
means. Shame on you, Tony Blair.
Blair's Memoirs Reveal Dishonesty Was
Dark Heart of His Anti-Life/Anti-Family
By John Smeaton,
England, Sept. 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- Tony Blair's
memoirs, entitled A Journey,
have been published today and we have
a copy at SPUC HQ. Here are some key
points from it:
no point does Mr Blair express the slightest
regret for his lengthy
record of support in
parliament and government for abortion,
abortifacient birth control and euthanasia
- in other words,
to human life; the justification of
Mr Blair has refused
to repudiate his record.
He and his wife Cherie have continued
their campaign against Catholic pro-life/pro-family
of most interest is Mr Blair's wordly-wise
admission that he "conceal[ed]
the full truth", "ben[t] and
even distort[ed] it". Here are
a few key examples of that:
1998 Mr Blair's government launched
its teenage pregnancy strategy, and
Mr Blair himself wrote the forward to
one of its key documents (Teenage Pregnancy,
Social Exclusion Unit, 1999). Yet, as
pointed out so cogently last week, that
strategy was based on the falsehood
that greater provision of sex education,
abortion and contraception lowers teenage
pregnancy rates. Well before Mr Blair
was forced to retire as prime minister
in 2007, it was clear that the strategy
was a failure; yet the Labour government
continued pumping millions of taxpayers'
pounds into the strategy up to and beyond
Mr Blair's departure from office.
Stem Cell Research
prime minister Mr Blair made clear his
ardent support for destructive embryo
speaking of his ambition that Britain
will become an international centre
for embryonic stem cell research. Yet
over two decades of destructive embryo
research, including years of embryonic
stem cell research, have provided none
of the cures or treatments which its
advocates claimed it would.
2005 Mr Blair's government steered through
parliament the Mental Capacity Act.
Mr Blair himself,
with the active
assistance of the Catholic
bishops' conference of England and Wales,
successfully misled parliament and the
public into believing that the Act did
not entail euthanasia.
could add many other similar examples,
which readers can find referenced on
late Pope John Paul II, the great pro-life
champion, taught in paragraph 97 of
his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae
that it is an illusion to think that
we can build a true culture of human
life if we do not offer adolescents
and young adults an authentic education
in sexuality, and in love, and the whole
of life according to their true meaning
and in their close interconnection.
Smeaton is the Director of Society for
the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
This commentary was originally posted
blog and is republished
to me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Phil 1:21)