The nauseating truth on abortion

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

So a High Court judge has declared that the current law on abortion in Northern Ireland is “incompatible” with human rights law.

Really? Can I remind that judge that a greater and far more-wiser Judge than he stands side-by-side with the law as it currently stands in Northern Ireland – and no-one in Stormont has no right whatsoever to change it. God is the Judge and His Divine law, as recorded in the Bible, declares abortion to be 100% wrong, whatever the claims of any so-called ‘human rights law.’

For those who don’t know let me provide some nauseating statistics as to why it is wrong. Over the past 48 years we have, thanks to heartless politicians, a monstrous crime being daily perpetrated in hospitals and clinics throughout the length and breadth of our nation….and most people don’t even blink or give it a second thought.

Since the abortion Act was passed in 1967, there have been over 8 million abortions in the UK up to the end of 2013. And as every life is precious let me break down these figures even further.

In England and Wales 7,661,051 abortions were carried out while 459,767 abortions were carried out in Scotland. This is barbaric, to say the least.

The official records tell us that in 2013, 98.4% of all, so-called, ‘legal abortions’ were carried out for social reasons. In other words, these abortions were for convenience sake – the babies were just not wanted. For some reason, killing an infant after it is born is viewed differently than killing the infant while he/she is still in the womb.

In reality there is no difference and both accomplish the same goal: the murder of an unwanted child. A further 3,063 abortions were performed because the child was likely to be born handicapped. Only 193 abortions (0.1% of all legal abortions) were carried out because of a risk to the mother’s life or because of the risk of grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the mother.

For any reason other than saving a mother’s life, abortion is murder. Each abortion snuffs out an innocent human life. Abortion is not a game. And it is not a simple choice between deciding whether to have an abortion or not. Every abortion kills an innocent baby. It is killing the most defenseless living beings by taking away their most basic human right: the right to life.

The Bible reminds us that life is sacred from conception and also that the deliberate taking of an innocent human life breaks the sixth commandment: “You shall not murder.” Abortion at any stage of gestation is wrong.

There are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion is. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb. Clearly, God views the unborn as human and precious - and so do we, at least those of us with a heart.

Enough is enough: If they have a ‘heart’ not only should lawmakers and politicians, in Edinburgh and London, repeal the Abortion Act 1967 – with immediate effect – so should the people and politicians of Northern Ireland ensure their abortion law is never, I say never, allowed to be murderously tampered with.

Donald J Morrison, Inverness