King's Evangelical Divinity School

6 July 2010

Something Must Change

This one won't take long. Here's the story of a little boy born 17 weeks premature. That's a week earlier than the UK legal abortion limit. And this story is far from unique. Ideology aside (whether pro-life or pro-choice), 24 weeks is absolutely ridiculous. The majority of EU countries - by no means conservative, right-wing or anti-liberal - have a limit approximately half that of the UK. Something must change. How many viable Nathans - or for that matter Mozarts, Da Vincis, Shakespeares, Pascals, Churchills, Einsteins, Newtons - together with myriads of unknown but potentially brilliant, or loving, philanthropic, caring, inventive, intelligent, witty, careful, thoughtful , or indeed just plain normal human beings - have been needlessly lost forever?

1 comment:

Stuart said...

I'm with you Calvin, It's simply heartbreaking.

Proverbs 31:8 always comes to my mind:

"Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death."

I cross-posted a powerful and brief piece by Michael Merrick earlier today on this subject:

Times – Antonia Senior: Yes, abortion is killing. But it’s the lesser evil.