8.7 million embryos and foetuses have been killed since the passing of the Abortion Act 1967 – around the time of the introduction of almost fail-safe contraception, the ‘Pill’ – and this year is the 50th anniversary. We hope that pro-lifers in churches and elsewhere will take the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their opposition to elective abortion, and we will join them.
We covered the issue of abortion in our 2015 general election manifesto (pp. 5-6).
Our thanks to Joan for pointing us to a piece on the website of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Written by Paul Tully, it’s titled, ‘If abortion is not a crime, what is it?’ He starts:
Abortion providers in Britain have long recognised that they skate on thin ice. Abortion in Britain is illegal, except when the Abortion Act exceptions apply. In practice, doctors can get away with invoking the exceptions in practically any situation (even sex-selection abortion it seems).
But although the way the law is framed means that doctors escape prosecution, the practice of abortion-for-all-comers, often termed “abortion on demand”, is unlawful. And the abortion providers (and their legal advisers) know this, and this is a key reason why they are asking for what they call “decriminalisation” of abortion.
The article was prompted by a call from the Women’s Equality party for the decriminalisation of abortion. Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality party, said at her party’s conference in November:
Any denial of reproductive rights is a form of violence against women.
By ‘denial of reproductive rights’ Ms Walker means, among other things, limiting women’s ‘choice’ to kill their unborn for any reason they deem fit. If that isn’t the ultimate gynocentric position, born of feminism – an ideology with no moral compass – I don’t know what is.
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