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SANCTITY OF LIFE

People with Down’s syndrome plead with Prime Minister not to change abortion law

February 27, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “A letter urging Boris Johnson not to allow abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome babies has been signed by over 2,000 people with the condition and their families.

The open letter has been organised by the campaign group Don’t Screen Us Out after a freedom of information request revealed that 710 late-term abortions for Down’s syndrome – from 20 weeks onwards – took place in England and Wales between 2009 and 2018.

The Government has released a consultation on proposed abortion regulations for Northern Ireland, outlining that the procedure will be available up to either 12 or 14 weeks on request for any reason, including Down’s syndrome.

Abortion on mental health grounds, though, will be available up to either 22 or 24 weeks, and abortions for ‘fetal abnormality’ are to be permitted up to birth provided that ’the fetus if born would suffer a severe impairment, including a mental or physical disability which is likely to significantly limit either the length or quality of the child’s life’…” (In March of 2016, there was a program aired in the Netherlands entitled “The Last Downer” which was produced by a Christian group who wanted to promote debate about the value of people with Down Syndrome.  In this program there was a clip that showed a spokesman from The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment telling a man with Down Syndrome that it takes the nation approximately 48,000 Euros per year to care for a person with Down Syndrome compared to 5,000 Euros for a “normal person.”  The web page of Life Site News https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-dutch-research-institute-chillingly-tells-man-with-down-syndrome-how stated: “Putting a price tag on people with genetic abnormalities so that they feel like burdens that society is better without is not new. Civilized people around the world were confounded as to how the average German could have tolerated or ignored the Nazi Holocaust decades ago. But the “Ultimate Solution” started with the idea that there is such a thing as a human “life not worthy to be lived.”   This program prompted a tweet by Princeton professor Robert P. George – “People! People!!! Do you not see where this goes??? Do the Dutch, who suffered under–and in many cases heroically resisted–Hitler’s domination, forget that the “final solution” began with the dehumanization and eugenic killing of the handicapped?”  In January 2017, the Dutch Health Minister stated: “Society should accept screening out of children with Down’s syndrome.”  In August 2017, CBSN: On Assignment aired a program that stated: “With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”  How are they eradicating it? “Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.”  This prompted a tweet from actress Patricia Heaton: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.” 

Twelve to fourteen million Jews, Soviets, Poles, Yugoslavians, gypsies, and men, women and children with mental and physical handicaps were killed in Hitler’s holocaust.  According to the Guttmacher Institute: “During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million induced abortions occurred each year worldwide. This number represents an increase from 50 million annually during 1990–1994, mainly because of population growth.”  Keeping it at that estimate, there have been over 392 million induced abortions worldwide since 2010.  The population of the United States in 2017 was 325.7 million. 

What does the Bible say about the unborn?  Samson told Delilah “…I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb…” – Judges 16:17.  David stated: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” – Psalm 139:13-17.  God told Jeremiah “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” – Jeremiah 1:5.  Luke 1:41 – 45 states: “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:   And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.  And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.  And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” 

Does this mean that abortion is the unpardonable sin?  No.  II Corinthians 5:21 states: “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Romans 3:22-26 states: “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” And we have the wonderful promise of I John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  See the next report.) 

Cleft lip abortions increase 150%

February 27, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “The number of abortions performed on unborn babies with cleft lip and palate has increased 150% since 2011, in England & Wales.

The new figures, released in response to a parliamentary question by pro-life MP Fiona Bruce, revealed that there were 10 terminations for those with the condition in 2011 with the figure rising to 25 in 2018 – representing a 150% increase.

The data also found that there had been a total of 223 abortions on unborn babies with cleft lip over the last 10 years.

However, the figures are likely to be even higher as abortions for cleft lip are routinely under-reported.

In 2013, findings from a European register revealed that abortions for cleft lip and palate can be over ten times more common than what is being reported.

Eurocat, which was set up to register congenital abnormalities across 23 countries, found that 157 unborn babies, with the condition, were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010.

The Department of Health only recorded 14 such abortions, during that time, but admitted in a 2014 report that some disability abortions had been wrongly recorded.

Joan Morris, national coordinator for Eurocat and professor of medical statistics at Queen Mary, University of London, said the group also found the number of babies aborted in 2010 for Down’s Syndrome was double that recorded officially – 886 compared to 482.

She told The Sunday Times: ‘Babies are aborted for Down’s and they still don’t put that on the abortion form, so if they can’t do it for Down’s, why would they put cleft lip?’…”

Viral Video of Girl Cheerfully Getting Abortion at Planned Parenthood Draws Horror

February 27, 2020 – Breitbart.com reports: “A widely viewed TikTok video that has drawn horrified responses shows a girl laughing and apparently having fun as she reveals her pregnancy and heads to Planned Parenthood for what appears to be her second abortion attempt.

The video shows the girl exposing her somewhat swollen abdomen and laughing in the car, apparently on her way to Planned Parenthood to have an abortion. It continues with footage of her smiling as she actually undergoes the abortion, and a close-up of the ultrasound image as her baby is aborted.

According to previous TikTok posts, the girl had taken the Plan B “emergency contraceptive” pill in an attempt to terminate the pregnancy.  (“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren“– Proverbs 6:16-19 [emphasis mine].  “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” – Romans 1:29-32.)

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