In Britain, the House of Lords passed into law the Human Fertilization and Embryology bill, October 18.  All eleven Anglican Bishops present in the Lords voted against it.

The Bill includes wide-ranging amendments to the 1967 Abortion Act, removing the last vestiges of protecting the unborn child.

In a joint statement Baroness Cox and the Duke of Norfolk, whose restricting amendments were defeated, declared that Parliament had passed legislation “which destroys the spiritual, moral and legal safeguards protecting the sanctity of life.” (Tablet, October 27, 1990)