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 abortion 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 unborn 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 unborn child is again acknowledged and their human rights, their basic right to life from conception to natural death, recognised?
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 unborn child and the inconvenient truth that science has clearly shown; life begins at fertilisation 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.