by Steven Ertelt
September 11, 2006
London, England (LifeNews.com) — A leading British pro-life group says that the member of parliament who is likely to become England’s next Prime Minister is strongly in favor of abortion. As a result, Prime Minister Tony Blair’s leaving office will not likely improve the pro-abortion legal situation there.
Anthony Ozimic, the political secretary for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said finance minister Gordon Brown "has voted consistently in favor of abortion."
"In 1990, he voted with the pro-abortion lobby no fewer than 16 times," Ozimic explained.
Those votes included three backing unlimited abortion until birth, including abortions on disabled unborn babies, SPUC indicated.
Brown also cast two votes for unlimited abortions early in pregnancy, voted once to promote abortion in Northern Ireland, once to back abortions in cases of multiple pregnancies, once for the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 (which has killed two women in England), and he cast pro-abortion votes on eight other occasions.
SPUC also has recorded the MP voting five times in favor of destroying human embryos in scientific experiments such as embryonic stem cell research.
Ozimic says Brown doesn’t just promote abortion in Britain but internationally as well.
"More lately, Mr. Brown launched the International Finance Facility to raise money for the Millennium Development Goals, goals which the British government interprets as including a universal human right to abortion on demand," Ozimic explained.
The pro-life group is cautioning that now may not be a good time for Parliament to review the nation’s abortion laws. Numerous pro-life advocates and pro-life MPs have been hoping to strengthen the limit on abortions by moving it from 24 weeks into pregnancy to 20 weeks.
"In the light of Mr. Brown’s hard-line pro-abortion record, any move for a parliamentary review of abortion law would be exceptionally dangerous in the foreseeable future," Ozimic concluded.
Related web sites:
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – http://www.spuc.org.uk