In a rare move, Catholic politicians in Britain’s Labour government
have been allowed to opt out of government legislation that goes
against the faith.
The decision was made after three Catholic members of Prime Minister
Gordon Brown’s cabinet made it known they opposed legislation that
would allow the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos, and loosen
restrictions on in-vitro fertilization treatments for single women and
The news was welcomed by England’s Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor.
“It means they recognised the importance of conscience and they shouldn
´t force people on a Bill which touches