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Cabinet appointments pose challenges for pro-lifers

14 July 2016

LONDON, 14 July 2016: Some of the appointments to Theresa May's cabinet pose challenges for pro-lifers, says the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the UK's main pro-life lobbying organisation.

In particular, SPUC noted the appointments of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary and Justine Greening as Education Secretary.

Paul Tully, SPUC's Director of Parliamentary Research, said: "Amber Rudd is a hard-core supporter of the abortion and sexual rights lobbies. Justine Greening also has a poor voting record on abortion, embryology and marriage. However, we are glad to note that Priti Patel, the new International Development Secretary, last year voted against sex-selective abortion. We will reach out to Mrs Patel to encourage her to continue supporting efforts against gendercide."

Mr Tully also commented on the re-appointment of Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary: "In the light of Mr Hunt's record as health secretary and as an individual MP, we will continue to lobby him about the advancing threats posed by the pro-abortion lobby inside and outside of Whitehall.

"SPUC will be reviewing its political strategy in the light of the challenges posed by the new ministerial line-up", concluded Mr Tully.

SPUC commented yesterday on Theresa May's election as prime minister - see

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