Britain Will Honor Woman Who Started Abortion Business on New Postage Stamp
by Steven Ertelt
September 12, 2008
London, England (LifeNews.com) — Royal Mail, the official postal system for the British government that is used by the nation’s residents is planning a new postage stamp that will honor the woman who started the nation’s biggest abortion business. The stamp honors Marie Stopes, who began the abortion business in the 1920s.
The abortion advocate will appear on a 50 cent stamp that is part of a series honoring the contributions of women to England.
Stopes started the first birth control clinic in England and is seen as the pro-abortion British counterpart to Margaret Sanger, who was the mother of Planned Parenthood.
Marie Stopes, like Sanger, was also controversial for her racist, anti-Semitic, and pro-eugenics views.
She advocated the "perfection of the race" through selective breeding, disapproved of her son’s choice for a wife because she wore glasses, and sent a letter to Adolf Hitler praising him.
Anthony Ozimic, political secretary for the British pro-life group SPUC, told LifeNews.com the British government is wrong to honor Stopes.
"Praising Marie Stopes as a woman of distinction should be as unacceptable as praising Adolf Hitler as a great leader," he said. "Both promoted compulsory sterilization and thereby the eventual elimination of society’s most vulnerable members to achieve what they called racial progress."
Rev Dr Peter Mullen, rector of St Michael’s Anglican church in Cornhill, also condemned the move.
Calling her a "Nazi sympathizer," he told the London Daily Mail that, "She campaigned to have the poor, the sick and people of mixed race sterilized."
"The managers of the Royal Mail deserve to be condemned for their honoring Marie Stopes," he said.
Father Ray Blake, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen parish in Brighton, is going further and he plans on returning any mail bearing the stamp to its sender.
"Any items of post arriving here with this stamp on it will be returned to the sender. I hope other bloggers take this up, especially amongst the Jewish community," he said.
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