Exactly 4 weeks today the UK’s largest pro-life festival will take place in Birmingham as we remember 50 years of legalised abortion in the UK. Will you be there? Coaches are going from around the UK, click HERE to find your nearest one or there is still time to get a group together from your area/church as many other people have done. We have posters and flyers if you GET IN CONTACT.
The recent spate of women’s/pro-abortion marches have highlighted how abortion supporters have become bolder in pushing for their ‘rights’. Rights over ‘their bodies’, rights to choose when, where and how they have an abortion, rights to prevent people from discussing or debating the issue in their presence etc
With 40 Days for Life just around the corner, it was interesting to come across a post by an ex-priest called ‘I Can’t Believe I Once Prayed Outside An Abortion Clinic’. Whilst the author claims to be morally undecided on the position of abortion, the claims made about life beginning at conception being based on religious belief and not scientific evidence and regret over praying outside a clinic and forcing his beliefs on people, suggest his undecided position is fallacious- just like the arguments he makes in this abhorrent piece. Let me say this now:
As this Autumn’s 40 Day’s for Life campaign comes to an end, my mind is drawn back to the different encounters I have had over this campaign at the entrance to Marie Stopes Clinic in Birmingham. One incident in particular sticks in my mind.
Currently in practice there are very few restrictions left regarding abortion in UK law but Prof Savage proposed that gender selective abortion and abortion up until birth for any reason should be permitted and decriminalised. She recounted the story of the two doctors caught referring women for gender selective abortions.
As a pro-life Jewish believer in Yeshua Ha' Mashiach (Jesus Christ) I was horrified to read an article about Natasha Leggero, on the Conan O'Brien show, claiming she was Jewish and 'the great thing about Judaism is abortion is cool'. Her shameful indifference, callousness and quite frankly, contempt for our Creator and His word, was shocking.
Like thousands of other pro-lifers, I stood in Victoria Square at this years March for Life as Stephanie Gray reminded us that pro-life activism is not just an annual activity – it is a daily one. I’m going to share with you just one way you can be a pro-life activist this year, and help change our nation.
March for Life UK was great wasn't it? The singing, the cheering, great talks, great atmosphere, great company and sunshine. It was easy for me to wave my pro-life poster in the streets of Birmingham when I had 1000 people in front of me and another 1000 behind. I can't pretend it took much courage, I enjoyed it. The problem is when we go back to our own little corners of the country does the fire begins to fizzle out?