I have sent a letter to my MP, Victoria Prentis, urging her to oppose the amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill. This amendment before the House this week, will allow abortions up to 28 weeks for ANY reason, further weakening the protection of the unborn child.
The bible tells us that God “knew us in our mother’s womb” (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:16, Isaiah 49:5), indicating that our soul , our very essence, was alive and kicking before we were born! Life is a gift from God, it is precious and it should only be taken in very few circumstances, and not as a matter of convenience and certainly not without a solid justification.
Back in March 2020, despite statements from the government to the contrary, abortion regulations were amended by the government to allow women to abort their child at home. The new regulations allow women and girls to take the two abortion pills up to 10 weeks into the pregnancy at home without attending a hospital or clinic first.
The new regulations make clear that doctors must carry out abortions “in line with the criteria set out” in the document released by the Department of Health and Social Care.
However, the RCOG guidelines go beyond the law, suggesting ways to provide cover for women who want abortions beyond the 10-week legal limit. In fact, the guidance seems to suggest that it is ‘inevitable’ that women past the 10-week limit will still be given the pills to abort their baby. Given that “there is no requirement for an ultrasound to determine gestation age for a doctor to authorise an abortion under the requirements of the Abortion Act 1967,” the guidance states that:
“Inadvertent treatment of gestations over 10 weeks is inevitable in some women, although the consequences for most are unlikely to be significant.”
It then continues by suggesting that neither the doctor nor the woman should face any legal consequences of having broken the law:
“There should be no legal consequences for either the clinician or the woman, even if gestation is unexpectedly advanced, when they can demonstrate that they have acted ’in good faith’.
It should be noted that terminations of pregnancy (of any gestation) carried out within the law are not subject to a child death review.”
If you are stirred by this, I urge you to contact your MP today and ask them to oppose this amendment! Life is valuable! We have been in lock-down for months to protect lives, but it seems others are using it as an opportunity to take lives!
Please contact you MP today and ask them to oppose the amendment, in Jesus name!