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SPUC challenges Blair over life issues

11 January 2008

SPUC challenges Blair over life-issues London, 11 January 2008 - 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 * abortions on 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 pro-life stance, which we earnestly hope he has now embraced. "We would hope that, in his various new roles on the world stage, Mr Blair might try to undo some of the harm he has done."

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