Truth Should Speak To Power

Abortion is the gravest evil of our time and we all have a duty to be informed and be active in combating this great slaughter, be it through incessant prayer or through pro-life work, we can all make a difference.

Two articles (also to be viewed as videos) by the Catholic British parliamentarian Lord David Alton and by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, commemorate the sad anniversary of 50 years of legalized abortion in Great Britain:

Here is an excerpt:

What abortion involves then is not a mere removal of ‘potential life’, or a ‘blob of cells’. It is the wilful killing of the smallest and most helpless member of the human family in the very place she should be safest: her mother’s womb.

And it is done by the most barbaric means. Whether it is tearing her body apart piece-by-piece by strong plier-like instruments in ‘Dilation and Evacuation’ or by a powerful suction machine in ‘Vacuum Aspiration’, or whether it is simply starving her to death by chemically-induced miscarriage, abortion is an act of the cruellest destruction.

In some cases of later abortion, in order to prevent the baby from being born alive, it is actually recommended practice by the RCOG – the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – that the surgeons inject a salt solution into the baby’s heart to cause her a fatal heart attack. This also softens her bone tissue, making it easier for them to dismember her body.

This savagery actually takes place in Great Britain in 2017. At a time when we pride ourselves on our liberalism, our humanity, our civilisation, our compassion. In an age where human comfort for the average Briton has never been easier, and the welfare of almost every individual has at least been paid lip-service by the existence of a welfare state and a modern economy, however flawed in practice either of those might be.

We are told that this callous killing is justified. We are told, this is about a woman’s ‘autonomy’, and her ‘right to choose’.

But we know by common sense that our autonomy is obviously limited by the effect that it has on others. The ‘choice’ to not be a mother no more justifies the killing of a child in the womb than it justifies leaving a baby outside the womb to die of exposure.

No-one has the ‘right to choose’ to end the life of another human being, and so no-one has the right to have an unborn child destroyed.

Rather, we all have the duty to make sure that every member of our society is properly cared for, and that their right to life – recognised by international treaties to which our country is signatory as applying to every human being, to every member of the human family – that the right to life of everyone is given adequate legal protection.”

Here is the full text: https://davidalton.net/2017/10/27/truth-should-speak-to-power-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-abortion-act-text-of-a-speech-delivered-outside-of-the-british-parliament-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-legislation-that-has-claimed-more-than/

 

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