The Catholic executive coordinator for the London 2012 Games has caused outrage by suggesting Britain's abortion laws could "discriminate" against unborn Paralympians.
James Parker reportedly said it was "astounding" that British people celebrated disability with the London 2012 Paralympics and the success of ParalympicsGB, given our "outdated" abortion laws.
ChristianToday reported Parker saying: “What is astounding is that Britain is enabling the eyes of the world to be opened to the giftedness and potential of those with disabilities through its hosting of the Paralympic Games.
"However, its own laws vehemently and shockingly discriminate against any new life in the womb that might possibly be affected by a physical handicap, genetic problems or a mental defect."
The comments follow controversy about the views of equalities minister Maria Miller and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about abortion.
Both Hunt and Miller voted to reduce the time limit on abortion.