Challenges to Catholic and Christian Values

The current challenge is the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill, which will permit hybrid embryos using animal and human genetic material. Children conceived by IVF will not know details of their natural father. It is likely that during the various stages of the BIll those in favour of greater liberalisation of the Abortion Laws will take the opportunity to make amendments whilst most public opinion is for greater accountability and a reduction in the 24 week limit.

Those who value life are asked to bring their concerns to the notice of their own Members of Parliament. The recent votes in the House of Commons were a disappointment but NOT a reason to retreat from a sustained campaign to protect the innocent.

During the next few weeks the Report stage of the Bill proceeds. Now is the time to maintain a momentum.Our local MPs, Mr Ian Duncan Smith and Eleanor Laing support the pro-life stance whereas Mr Harry Cohen does not. We thank those who have listened and ask the others to reconsider the value system of the society they seem intent on creating.

The Right to LIfe campaign and the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child have their own websites which can be accessed through the link below.

PO Box 26264 London W34 9SQ

Phyliss Bowman DSG

Tel :   020 8992 7657

Fax : 020 8896 1859



Parish Office Tel: 020 8504 1686
The Friary  Tel: 020 8504 1688




St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

557/559 High Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0RB

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