Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Abortion petition

"The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, now in the House of Commons, provides the first opportunity for 18 years for changing the law on abortion.

Please sign the new petition at http://www.aliveandkickingcampaign.org/petition/ calling on Parliament to support amendments to reduce the number of abortions in the UK from 200,000 a year and to oppose amendments that would further liberalise the abortion law.

Please also alert others to this."

For past generations, the battles against slavery and against racism were the defining battles of their time. In both cases, there was a large apathetic majority, and many sympathisers for the status quo who produced many bogus arguments for their cause.

The same is true today. The ending of the lives of babies in their mothers' wombs is absolutely indefensible, just as considering those babies as inferior beings because of the wrong ancestry, or considering them as someone else's possession are absolutely indefensible. Just because there is a "debate" does not mean that the arguments used by abortion's defenders are any less bogus than those used in the "debate" by slave masters and racists of past generations.

Legalised abortion will one day fall, just as legalised slavery and racism have. The only question will be whether it's in our generation, or whether we'll fail our tiny human brothers and sisters and leave it to others.

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