February 28, 2012 3 Comments
Just a quick thought…
Last week the Daily Telegraph, in an impressive journalistic scoop, managed to uncover the fact that not only are some women seeking abortions because of the gender of their baby, but that health ‘professionals’ are obliging in this illegal service. You can find the evidence here.
Now we can understand those who are Pro-Life being offended by this, but abortion in general is offensive to such. But why is it that those who are ‘Pro-Choice’ are so appalled at this? If a woman entered a surgery and said she wanted an abortion because of social circumstances or even just because she ‘had her reasons’, then the law (or the way the law is applied, see below), and therefore the physician, would recognise this as her inalienable right and proceed. However when the request is on the basis that she wants a son instead of a daughter then there’s outcry. I don’t understand why anyone is surprised that this is taking place and the further report which suggests that this practice is widespread should come as no shock. When we have it drummed into us that pre-24 week life in the womb is dispensable if inconvenient, then why not terminate the unborn if they have been as inconvenient as to be the wrong gender?
Also, I would encourage all citizens to look at what the Abortion Act of 1967 actually says about the conditions under which an abortion is permitted – you might be surprised at the latitude with which it is interpreted. It won’t take you long, check out the Act here and for interesting comment on this see here. Bad (and, yes, unrighteous) laws have allowed this scandal to emerge and I dare say the implications for where this denigration of the worth of life shall take us as a society still has a long way to run yet.
The original Hippocratic oath didn’t get it too far wrong:
…I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give a woman a pessary to produce abortion…