SEPTEMBER 2016

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Theresa May’s voting record


The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children have provided an interesting – and encouraging- collection of facts about the new Prime Minister’s voting records on issues regarding the beginning and end of life, which can be found on their website. @ They provided the following summary:

In 2001, Theresa May voted against regulations to extend human embryo research including the production of human clones.

In 2008 during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, Mrs May voted:

against the bill as a whole for a ban on human-animal hybrid embryos

for a ban on creating 'saviour siblings' to prevent the creation of genetically-modified babies

for a requirement that IVF doctors consider a child's need for a father and a mother

to lower the upper time-limit for social abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks

In February 2015, Mrs May voted for a bill seeking to ban sex-selective abortion.

In November 2015, Mrs May voted against Rob Marris's bill seeking to legalise assisted suicide.”


Paul Tully, SPUC’s general secretary, calls upon Mrs May’s claim to be a “one-nation” Conservative and therefore urges her to be “a prime minister for all members of the nation, including for the unborn threatened by abortion, for the vulnerable at risk from euthanasia, and for families.” Please pray for our new Prime Minister, that she would continue to vote in such a vein, and for any in a position of authority, that they would make wise, God-honouring decisions.