LONDON, April 7, 2003 ( - The cover issue of the UK Spectator this month features British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his flirtation with Christianity.  Author Peter Oborne comments that while Blair speaks in Biblical terms, “on practically every key moral issue of our day - family, abortion, cloning - the Prime Minister falls on the side of the secular, liberal consensus rather than that of robust Christian teaching.” The British PM has acted almost the exact opposite to his war compatriot George Bush on most life and family issues.  On abortion Oborne says: “The Prime Minister has never once voted with the pro-life lobby and has voted 14 times for the pro-choice lobby in Parliament. In 1990, during the debates leading up to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, he voted on three occasions to extend the time limit for abortion to birth on grounds of handicap. In December 2000 he gave personal backing to regulations permitting stem-cell research on human embryos; and his government enthusiastically promotes the morning-after pill.”  On family issues: “The married-couples allowance has been abolished, funding has been switched from groups backing marriage to those taking a relaxed view of any kind of relationship, the benefits system has been changed to target all money for children regardless of family structure, etc., etc. Far from being morally neutral on the family, the Blair government has actively discriminated against it.”  See the full article from The Spectator at:

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