Next year, 2017, will be the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. From making abortion 'safe, legal and rare', we now have Abortion, effectively,
on demand with the 'My body, my choice' chants ringing in our ears. Abortion proponents and those who make a tidy income from the slaughter of pre-born
children are emboldened to demand abortion as a 'women's rights' issue, unchallenged by our law-makers who have been turning a blind eye to the abortion
industry breaking the law for decades now. Their spokesperson, leading the way, is Ann Furedi, CEO for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas)
who is campaigning for women to have the right to abort their children legally for any reason, through all nine months of pregnancy with no need for
the agreement of two doctors. If a woman wants an abortion, according to Furedi, no one should put any restrictions on her. Her book, 'The Moral Case
for Abortion' has just been published, in which she tries to justify the intentional killing of pre-born children.
Are YOU prepared to allow another 50 years to go by without making a concerted effort to change public opinion? From apathy, tolerance and a celebration of abortion; to a place where the humanity of the pre-born child is again acknowledged and their human rights, their basic right to life from conception to natural death, restored?
While we must reach out to women in a crisis pregnancy with the offer of support that may cause her to rethink a decision to abort her child, that is not enough. We know that very many women 'choose' abortion; encouraged, coerced and even forced with threats of abandonment if they decide to keep their child. These may be the father of the child, her parents, teachers, friends, co-workers, her boss, who see abortion as the straight forward and obvious response to an unplanned pregnancy. After all, it is free - 98% of abortions carried out in the UK are paid for by the cash-strapped NHS. They reason with the mother that it is only a bunch of cells, just tissue, not a baby yet, just a potential life. These are the people we must also reach if public opinion on abortion is to change. We must reach them with the truth about the humanity of the pre-born child and the inconvenient truth that science has clearly shown; life begins at conception and is from there on a continuum; that being human is what gives us human rights - before and after birth. We need to have these conversations in the home, in the office, with our friends, in the public square if anything is to change.
So, do YOU feel confident to present the case for life, especially when challenged by common objections such as 'what about rape?' 'What if the child will be born with a disability?' 'Abortion is sometimes needed to save the life of the mother' ... the list goes on. There are well-reasoned responses to all these objections that you can learn, and I would like to invite you to The Clarkson Academy, a three-day residential course from the evening of Sep 30th to the afternoon of Oct 2nd. You will receive first class teaching and meet other like-minded pro-life people and leave feeling confident about making the case for life with friends, family, work colleagues and that friend in a crisis pregnancy. Please see the short video below for more information on The Clarkson Academy and the link where you can book your place - only £98 per person which includes accommodation, all meals and refreshments and all teaching sessions.