Fr Ray Blake has posted on an e-mail he has received concerning an Early Day Motion to be presented by Jim Dobbin MP, expressing concern over Marie Stopes International's cosy relationship with China, a country in which forced abortions, sterilisations and even infanticide outside of the womb are practised routinely.
While Marie Stopes International recently had an advert on Channel 4 promoting their own barbaric answer to pregnancy dilemmas, Ms Bin Lin, the Chinese Family Planning Minister, met the Board of Marie Stopes International to discuss the so-called charity's further involvement in abortion in China and Tibet.
As today's Telegraph story makes abundantly clear, our country has its own crisis relationship with abortion. News is filtering out of Government today that dozens of teenage girls in the UK have had 3 abortions by the age of 17. The article shockingly reveals that...
'Across all ages, more than 1,000 women or girls were on at least their fifth termination, including 214 on their sixth, 70 on their seventh and 48 who underwent the procedure for at least the eighth time.'
Pictured right is Jim Dobbin MP (Lab). His Early Day Motion reads...
- That this House notes that Marie Stopes International (MSI), the international abortion provider, listed as a charity, is held in such high regard by official bodies in the UK that it has been permitted to break the law and advertise abortion on national television;
- further notes it has received millions of pounds from the Chinese government to carry out abortion programmes in China, where the one-child policy has caused untold suffering and misery to millions, including forced abortions and sterilisation with imprisonment for those fighting against the law;
- further notes as an example a 20-day campaign in April in Puning County, where 9,559 adults were required for compulsory sterilisation with doctors working 20 hours a day to achieve the numbers;
- further notes that some 1,300 people were confined by force because their relatives refused to submit to the surgery;
- further notes that Marie Stopes claims to disapprove of force and seeks to discourage it, yet gave a red-carpet welcome in their London headquarters to Ms Lin Bin, Minister of China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, which is responsible for the one-child policy and its implementation;
- further notes that although MSI sought and achieved enormous publicity for its television advertising it was strangely silent regarding the visit of their honoured guest;
- further notes this was exposed by Tibet Truth, a human rights organisation protesting about the barbarities inflicted on the people of China and Tibet;
- and calls on the Government to withdraw its funds from MSI and to take steps to require the cancellation of its television advertising.
Write to your MP and ask him or her to support this Early Day Motion. So far, only 3 MPs have signed the motion. It is vital that our MPs, notorious for stubornly refusing to stand up to the abortion lobbyists in the UK, do take a stand against both Marie Stopes International and the brutal regime in China for whom MSI now appear to work with such enthusiasm. I would appeal to everyone who doubts the validity of this motion to look at this picture of victims of China's one child policy, but, be warned, it is a truly sickening image.