Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Cherie Blair has appeared to challenge Catholic teaching on artificial birth control as she spoke about the impact of contraception on women's lives.

Mrs Blair, who described herself as a "good Catholic girl", said the ability to control their fertility had "changed" women's lives, in an interview on GMTV with Lorraine Kelly.

Her remarks came after Ms Kelly told Mrs Blair that emails from viewers were mentioning her contraceptive arrangements following her admission in her new book that she had not packed her "contraceptive equipment" for a visit to Balmoral, which resulted in her pregnancy with her youngest son Leo.

"People seem to be quite shocked that perhaps a Catholic girl even uses contraception but it is really an important thing for women because one of the things about the book is about how women's lives have changed," Mrs Blair told Ms Kelly.


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