While the rest of the world battles to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus Covid-19, abortionists have sought to exploit the chaos, lobbying Government to amend the Coronavirus Bill to introduce DIY abortions – allowing women to be sent the pills by post to take at home, and reducing the number of doctors required to sign off on a termination from two to one. Thankfully, Parliament rejected the amendment, saying it would be too radical and important a change to existing law to allow it simply to slide through tacked on to emergency legislation. Nothing daunted, however, the campaign continues unabated (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-crisis-hits-pregnant-women-as-clinics-shut-9sbhxg78g).
What on earth is motivating these people – that they should try to capitalise on the worst global crisis the world has known in over a century, in order to drive home their genocidal slaughter of the unborn? Is there not enough death already?
The diabolic culture of victimhood that has ruled society in recent years asserts that, regardless of the greater good, men and women have the right to prioritise their individual wants over all else. Most especially, campaigners say, women have the right to choose whether or not they want to nurture the uninvited parasite that has invaded their womb – and they shouldn’t have to be exposed to the risk of infection from being forced to attend an abortion clinic to get rid of it! This, however, entirely ignores the fact that chemical abortion carries a known risk of haemorrhaging, incomplete evacuation of the womb, and infection. For basic safety, therefore, this procedure should never be undergone without proper medical supervision. As it is, a staggering 7% of women taking the pills will subsequently require surgical intervention – and if they are on their own, or with others who don’t know what has happened, how can it be certain they will get the proper care? They may even themselves die.
Faced by the threat of Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, the demand to allow women to self-administer abortion doesn’t seem to be about women’s rights at all. Rather, it appears a naked attempt to capitalise on the crisis to extend abortion provision, with the ultimate aim of making it legal on demand and up to birth. It is Moloch’s attempt to consolidate his kingdom and, as such, an open challenge to God.
Over the last week we have seen increasing numbers of reports in the media of men and women asking God for help. Overwhelmed medical staff at Northwick Park Hospital, for example, reportedly pray before the start of every shift (https://www.mylondon.news/news/health/london-coronavirus-many-patients-dying-17985134). But how, in all honesty, can society expect God’s help if we disobey and flout His laws?
The Bible says that all of life is the gift of God, made in His image, and precious from the moment of conception. It says that every child has a purpose – a ‘calling’ known to God from before they are even in the womb. It also says that God’s covenant is from everlasting till everlasting – meaning that He doesn’t break His word. Surely then, at this time of crisis, we need to repent our mindless slaughter of the unborn, and pledge ourselves instead to uphold life.
To put it another way, with so many dying, we need to do all we can to preserve life – not take it without cause.
It is with great sadness we have to announce that since our article Evil doesn’t sleep was written, the Government, under pressure from abortion providers Marie Stopes and BPAS, has announced that, for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, women seeking an abortion will be able to speak to a doctor over the phone or online, and be able to take both sets of medical abortion pills at home (https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-government-relaxes-abortion-rules-during-covid-19-crisis-11965811 ).
The argument that apparently proved persuasive was that the enforced home isolation of couples, combined with restricted access to contraception, would result in soaring numbers of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. To alleviate anxiety and minimise pressure on the NHS, the Government therefore decided that for a period of two years, or until the coronavirus crisis is ended, women will be able to arrange for termination over the phone or online. Updated guidance is expected shortly.
The move has predictably been applauded by abortion provider Marie Stopes (https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/news/marie-stopes-uk-comment-on-approval-of-telemedicine/?fbclid=IwAR3068iELEm1FKaVNKSOxOqiZh9eVP4EEbzwR8qgKFoFzugINzx2G8UB1PM). But VfJUK condemns the decision as irresponsible, displaying a cavalier and ill-thought-out attitude towards the unborn, who cannot, by definition, claim their right to life and defend themselves.
In the last three months, abortion world-wide has accounted for over 9,000,000 deaths – a staggering figure equal in size to the entire population of somewhere like Austria or Belarus. As of March 30, for the same period, there have been approaching 36,000 reported deaths from the conornavirus COVID-19. Over the coming weeks and months, both numbers will undoubtedly rise.
Are there not enough deaths already, without our adding to the numbers for no reason other than that people are apparently incapable of practising restraint?
Of perhaps even more concern, however, is the danger that this temporary measure will be said by some to have established a precedent, which, once it has occurred, campaigners will want to be made permanent.
Only a few days ago the Government said that such a move presented too radical and important a change to existing law to allow it simply to slide through as an amendment tacked onto emergency legislation. They were right. Yet that is precisely what they have now done.
Shame on them, for caving into pressure and allowing those with an agenda to force through their schemes without opportunity for protest and/or debate.