One good reason Christians should vote Conservative
And it is reported that David Cameron will permit a new attempt to do this if the Conservative Party forms the next government.
There were 195,000 abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2008. Despite the valiant efforts of inter alia Nadine Dorries, Parliament recently voted to retain the 24-week limit, but the desire for reform is stronger within the Conservative Party than it is within Labour (and certainly the Liberal Democrats). When the issue was debated – the first such debate in 18 years – some 60 per cent of Conservative MPs backed a 20-week limit. And 40 Conservative MPs – an encouraging 20 per cent of the Parliamentary Party – voted for 12 weeks. David Cameron himself supported a move to 20 weeks.
The 1967 Abortion Act is outdated. In terms of legal infanticide, it is as offensive now as it was then, especially in the provision of late abortion for unspecified disability. But science has progressed, and babies born at 24 weeks and earlier can now survive. The case for reform is irrefutable. The right to life has to precede the rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And only a Conservative government is going to address the issue.
Cranmer is sure that Caritas in Veritate will influence David Cameron far more than it will President Obama.