VfJUK is pleased to announce publication of its latest book, Missing Millions – how abortion is harming us all.
Last year, 56,000,000 children were aborted world-wide. In the UK, since 1967 and out of a population of currently 68 million, we have aborted 9.5 million unborn, 98% of which were for what are termed ‘social reasons’; meaning that the child was, at the time – and for whatever reason – unwanted. To put this in some kind of context, this means that in England and Wales, since 1967, we have legally killed around the equivalent of 14% of the population. Or, to put it another way, the entire population of Austria.
As our population goes into terminal decline, with a national reproductive rate of 1.6% – well below the 2.1% needed to maintain the population – Mission Millions explores the hidden cost of abortion on society, arguing that the declining birthrate means our ageing , indigenous population is moving inexorably towards extinction, bringing in its wake destabilising and possibly cataclysmic cultural, political, and economic change.
In this brave, but inexorably dying, new world, who will pay for care for the elderly and fund our pensions?
We are torturing the unborn. Medical evidence indicates that as early as 12 weeks gestation the foetus feels and reacts to pain (https://jme.bmj.com/content/46/1/3), while recent advances also mean that babies of 21 and 22 weeks gestation now routinely survive. Well before the current time limit for abortion of 24 weeks.
In a society campaigning to end cruelty to lobsters by boiling them alive, Missing Millions asks how, as a society, we can legally and morally justify the current time limit for abortion of 24 weeks, while using methods that inflict severe pain and suffering on the foetus?
Contributors include Revd Lynda Rose, CEO of Voice for Justice UK and Convenor of the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group; Professor John Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, previously Professor of Ethics & Perinatology at University College London; Robert S. Harris, Strategy Director for VfJUK; Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, formerly Bishop of Rochester, and now President of both the Network for Inter-Faith Concerns in the Anglican Communion, and the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD); Andrew Stephenson, founder and CEO of Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK; and Clare McCullough, Head of The Good Counsel Network.
“A must read for all those serious about the consistent application of human rights to all human beings, including before birth … a vital resource.”
Prof David Paton, Professor of Industrial Economics, Nottingham University
“This book is a clear statement … from authors authoritative in their fields, and I commend it to all who seek to take a wise view of this matter.”
Lord Mackay of Clashfern, former Lord Chancellor