Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Cardinal: Britain's abortion laws "lies masquerading as truth"

CARDINAL Keith O'Brien has attacked Britain's abortion legislation for being a "pack of lies", as official figures show the number of terminations in Scotland has hit a record high.

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland denounced assurances made when the 1967 Abortion Act was passed - that abortion would be allowed only in exceptional circumstances - saying they were "lies and misinformation masquerading as compassion and truth".

The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will launch his attack in a sermon at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh tomorrow afternoon.

The service marks the Catholic Church's annual "Day for Life" event. Read more

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