Killing an unborn child is not childcare, Mr Lewis

A letter from Donald J. Morrison:

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:01 pm
Letter to the editor

The latest scandalous announcement by the UK government to force Northern Ireland speed up abortion services is a gross travesty of justice.

Blasé politicians at Westminster seem to have no qualms in foisting heinous laws on the NI Assembly, that will result in the cruel deaths of thousands of unborn babies.

That is what abortion does, it kills babies.

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It is clearly evident that the raging pandemic, that has claimed many lives and brought the nation to a virtual standstill, has not brought lawless lawmakers to their senses. By continuing to deny the sanctity of life, they dare to spit in God’s face.

Mr Brandon Lewis, the secretary of State for Northern Ireland, chillingly says, ‘I welcome a renewed focus on the NI Executive securing the abortion services that women and girls are legally and morally entitled to…it is a human right to be able to access quality healthcare.’

We remind Mr Lewis, that abortion is not a human right or healthcare. A human right to abortion does not and cannot exist, because the right to life of every person is widely recognised in international law as being the most fundamental and unalienable right upon which all other rights are built.

The right to life for every precious unborn baby, must always be respected and upheld.

Neither is abortion, healthcare. The term ‘healthcare’ implies that someone is being healed or that doctors will do what they can to save a person’s life.

Tearing a child limb from limb while inside their mother’s womb is not ‘quality healthcare’ — killing is not healing. Nobody has the right to kill an innocent unborn human being and call it ‘healthcare.’

It is a damning indictment on Westminster to think they can, at a whim, railroad a law that is the exclusive responsibility of the devolved NI Assembly, one which they already voted against at Stormont and also rejected when it was wickedly imposed on them two years ago.

While the DUP have said they will ‘vigorously oppose’ any new abortion law forced upon them, the time has also come to make a firmer stand.

If Martin McGuinness can walk out of Stormont over a couple of lifeless boilers then our pro-life politicians should be able to walk out when the lives of thousands of unborn babies are at stake.

Donald J Morrison, Inverness

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