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Mar 10

Abortion Bill would apply up to birth

Diana Johnson's Abortion Bill ignores modern medicine and imaging. This baby at six weeks already has a beating heart.

Diana Johnson’s Abortion Bill ignores modern medicine and imaging. This baby at six weeks already has a beating heart.

A bill to decriminalise abortion is being brought before Parliament at 2.30pm on Monday 13th March 2017.

Diana Johnson’s Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations): Ten Minute Rule Bill calls for abortion to be decriminalised.  It does this by repealing anti-abortion sections of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

Of course that will make the Abortion Act 1967, with its 24-week age-limit restriction, two doctors to sign that the pregnancy is imperilling a woman’s health, etc, irrelevant.

EMAIL YOUR MP

The Johnson Bill will go nowhere, but if MPs pass it, it will place pressure on the Government to introduce equivalent legislation.

That is why Christians are being urged to email their MPs right away.  As in now.

This link takes you straight to the Parliament MP webpage where you can find your MP and click on his or her email address.

We aren’t giving you a long-winded form letter or harvesting your email address for future promos.  Use some of the arguments on this page, but keep it short and simple.  The essential thing is to ask your MP to attend the debate on Monday and vote against the Bill.

ABORTION BILL IS LAST CHANCE?

What is behind such a move by the pro-death people?  Basically, abortionists are running out of time themselves. This Bill could  be their last chance.

Abortion Rights frantically describes the 1861 Act as: ‘legislation this old, … this out-of-step with clinical developments and the moral thinking of the modern world’.  How old do they think the law against murder is?

Actually, it’s the abortionists out-of-step with today’s clinical developments and moral thinking.  The science of embryology, ultra-sound, modern imaging, advances in what we know of foetal development now leave no possibility of denying the humanity and the sentient nature of a child in the womb.  A heartbeat can be detected at 6 weeks gestation.  Yes, that’s when yours started beating.  Furthermore, it won’t stop till the day you die.  Isn’t God amazing?

Morality too is shifting, convicted by the realisation that we are dealing with a real human being totally dependent on his mother for survival, but different and separate from her, with his own genetics, blood supply and blood group.  We keep using the gender-inclusive ‘his’ but let’s remember 50% of babies in the womb are girls.  Tell that to the feminists!  Moreover, 100% of babies in the womb, if asked, would say they want to be born!

So a pre-born child is literally his mother’s dependent.  And morally, we view dependency as that state of being worthy of protection.

FURTHER ARGUMENTS

You may wish to tell your MP that this Bill comes from a vested interest, abortion provider British Pregnancy Advisory Service. And their CEO, Anne Furedi, launching their campaign for decriminalisation said: ‘I want to be very, very clear and blunt… there should be no legal upper limit.’  Follow the money, as they say.

You could also say a YouGov poll showed 88% of UK women either want to keep the current law and time limit or restrict it further. Only 2% want an increase in the abortion time limit beyond 24 weeks, let alone birth.

Furthermore, the Royal College of Midwives has suffered a backlash supporting the BPAS campaign.  Over 1,000 midwives have protested against the RCM’s position.  If this Bill became law, midwives would leave the profession in droves.

That’s enough arguments.  Pray against this Bill, for confusion among its proponents and for clarity and courage and turnout of pro-life MPs.  And now, click on this link, go to the Parliament MP webpage, find your MP, click on his or her email address and ask him or her to get there on Monday and vote down this shocking, retrograde, anti-life bill.

SOME SCRIPTURAL WITNESS

The Bile is a book of life, but here are just three verses among many speaking to this subject:

Gen 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Psalm 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  (KJV)

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