The campaign to relax abortion laws is about feminist dogma - not medicine

UK - Professor Lesley Regan is a highly regarded doctor, with more than 30 years of experience. She is also President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Yet despite her expertise and esteemed position, I wonder if she has taken leave of her senses. She has just argued that having an abortion should be treated no differently to any other medical procedure, likening it to having a bunion removed.

But they are different, aren't they? You don't need to be a professor of obstetrics to know that a bunion is different to a foetus. The question of whether the foetus has rights and, if so, what those rights are and at what point they come into effect is incredibly complex and emotive.

It is something philosophers, ethicists, doctors, lawyers, theologians and many of the general public have grappled with for years. There is no simple answer, and it is beholden on someone of Professor Regan's great office to at least acknowledge this fact, regardless of her personal opinion.

Let's be clear here, her announcement is not to do with medicine. It's a political statement — an alignment with a particular liberal ideology that states that abortion should be available on demand, no questions asked.

This demand was backed last year by the Royal College of Midwives' chief executive Cathy Warwick. But it has profound implications. It means that the UK would join a tiny handful of countries — such as China and Vietnam — where abortion is legal on demand up until birth. When it comes to human rights, I'm never one to feel comfortable following China's lead.

One in three women in the UK will undergo a termination before the age of 45, so this issue resonates with many people on a profound level. For feminists to politicise abortion in this way, and to insist that everything a woman wants she should get, regardless of the ethical issues, is nothing short of outrageous.

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The article states that… “It is something philosophers, ethicists, doctors, lawyers, theologians and many of the general public have grappled with for years. There is no simple answer...”

The big question is – when does life actually begin. It is not complicated. When the sperm and ovum unite, a new life is started. If you look at the argument put forward by the abortionists, it’s all about the rights of the woman. What about the rights of the unborn child?

Mr Armstrong makes God’s point of view very clear... the answer IS simple!

The Plain Truth – September 1985: A New Truth About Abortion

Personal from Herbert W Armstrong

“At the instant of physical conception, the embryo, and weeks later the fetus, is, already, the child of its parents. It is not just and only a piece of ‘fetal tissue,’ as abortionists argue, in their attempt to justify human murder.

From the instant of conception, a human life is in existence. To deliberately kill or destroy that human life, the GREAT LAWGIVER and SUPREME JUDGE says, is MURDER, punishable by eternal and final DEATH!

Regardless of human lawyers, human courts, human judges, or even supreme court justices, abortion is an act of murder, in defiance of the supreme Almighty GOD. And those who commit it, and order it, or ‘legally’ by man’s law authorize it, will be held in contempt of this SUPREME COURT OF HEAVEN, and answerable to that great Supreme Judge!”

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