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Labour government's anti life record unlikely to change under Brown, warns SPUC

27 June 2007

Labour government's anti-life record unlikely to change under Brown, warns SPUC Westminster, 27 June 2007 - The Labour government's record as the most anti-life government in British history seems unlikely to change as Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as prime minister, warns the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, commented: "Mr Brown has voted consistently in favour of abortion. In 1988 and 1990, he voted with the pro-abortion lobby no fewer than 16 times - three times for abortion up to birth, including for disabled babies; twice for abortion on demand in early pregnancy; once to extend the Abortion Act to Northern Ireland; once for selective foeticide in multiple pregnancies; once to facilitate RU486; once to suppress information about abortions on disabled babies; and seven times for other pro-abortion positions. He also voted five times to promote destructive embryo experimentation. More lately, Mr Brown launched the International Finance Facility to raise money for the Millennium Development Goals, goals which the Labour government interprets as including a universal human right to abortion on demand." Note: Tony Blair personally endorsed government policy of supplying abortion and birth control drugs and devices to schoolgirls as young as 11 without parental knowledge or consent. His government introduced legislation which has led to a law, the Mental Capacity Act, which allows, and in certain circumstances requires, doctors to starve and dehydrate to death vulnerable patients. Mr Blair, as Prime Minister, personally championed destructive experiments on human embryos. In 1990, Mr Blair voted for abortion up to birth three times during Parliamentary debates on what became the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.

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