Thursday, May 29, 2008

Petition to HM Queen Elizabeth II on the Embryology Bill


Now I am sure Her Majesty is hardly likely to prtovoke a constitutional crisis by refusing Royal Assent to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill but this petitionis a good opportunity to demonstrate our own lack of assent, it is a further protest so sign it!
The petition was started by Burma campaigner James Mawdsley. The text of his petition follows below. To add your signature scroll down to the link at the end.



Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
21st May 2008
Your Majesty,
For the defence of your most vulnerable subjects, for the future of the Realm, can I beg Your Majesty not to give Royal Assent to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
By legalising animal-human hybrids, the Bill disregards the distinction between man and other animals. In this it denies our immortal soul.
By legalising the creation of saviour siblings, the Bill proclaims that man and science can deliver us from suffering even by violating fundamental ethical norms such as no person is to be used (or created) as a means to somebody else's end.
By allowing the creation of fatherless children the Bill enshrines an extreme rejection of the Father. Fatherhood is intrinsic to life, encoded in the deepest reality not only of creation but first of the uncreated Trinity.
By resisting all attempts to lower the upper limit for abortions from 24 weeks the Bill proves itself to be against God's own gift to us: life itself.
Your Majesty is the only person in the world with the temporal power to prevent this Bill from becoming an Act. Please help us.
Fr Aidan Nichols, OP, wrote of your Coronation: "Taking the orb, surmounted by the cross, [the Queen] was reminded that "the whole world is subject to the power and empire of Christ our Redeemer;The sceptre, the supreme symbol of royal power, the ensign of kingly power and justice, was handed over simultaneously with the dove-headed rod, as a sign that justice and mercy are never to be put asunder.""
In this Fr Nichols gives your subjects tremendous hope that whenever Parliament fails grievously, our monarch may protect us from evil. Please defend us.
Yours most sincerely,
James Mawdsley and The Undersigned
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/eccematertua/


Ignore the PayPal stuff, when I signed there were less than 200 signatures, glad to see one of my parishioners was first!

2 comments:

Michael Petek said...

I just signed it and left a comment that Her Majesty swore at Her Coronation to uphold to the utmost of Her power the Law of God and the true profession of the Gospel.

I added that Her Judges must refrain from putting the nation in perjury of the Coronation Oath, and that they must in all circumstances disapply whatever in the public affairs of the Realm is offensive to Christ the King on pain of His vengeance at the Last Judgement.

V said...

Acknowledgments of the petition so far:

Archdiocese of Liverpool
http://www.rcdeanery.org/pastoralarea/

Passion for Life
http://www.passionforlife.org.uk/more-news/1-latest-news/168-hm-the-queen-petitioned-on-hfe-bill

Wikio News
http://www.wikio.com/news/Elizabeth+II

Taki's Magazine http://www.takimag.com/blogs/article/the_crown_of_disenchantment/
[interesting article and comments/discussion]

The petition currently has 690 signatures.