Bible Theology Ministries have submitted the following response to the consultation "Termination of Pregnancy provision for women from Northern Ireland" undertakne by the Welsh Government's. https://consultations.gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultation_doc_files/180112consultation-documenten.pdf
It is pathetic that this consultation in its opening sentence and paragraph uses the phrase “Termination of Pregnancy” as a more sensitive clinical term for the legal and more explicit term abortion. Why not be straightforward on such an important matter as state authorised killing of a baby?
When a woman becomes pregnant she is having a baby, who in the natural process of time, will be born. Complications aside, the origin of the baby starts at conception. Gestation states are irrelevant as the process has already started. A fully formed baby will result if the pregnancy proceeds normally, but the process of forming is already underway from conception: everything is there.
This consultation is then asking the Welsh people to sponsor with their taxes the killing of a baby in the mother’s womb when the woman happens to live in Northern Ireland (NI).
“Come to Wales and Abort your Baby!” I am sure the Welsh Assembly Government will want to use that slogan in their 2018 promotions to encourage NI pregnant women to visit Wales.
In 2016 in England and Wales there were 190,406 abortions, that is to say a wilful decision was made to terminate the life of the baby. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679028/Abortions_stats_England_Wales_2016.pdf
Considering there were only 696,271 live births for the same year that means for each conceived baby in England and Wales around 20% (1 baby in every 5) were aborted, which is baby-killing on an industrial scale.
In practice, the supposedly tight legal constraints to the application of abortion are liberally interpreted so that abortion can be used as a late form of contraception. Indeed a whole industry with fancy ‘blood washing’ marketing has evolved https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/abortion-services/. Note that 98% of all abortions are for ‘social reasons’.
The whole abortion ‘industry’ and the euphemisms it uses to describe its practices are meant to somehow dissociate the act of killing a baby with abortion as if it not part of the process.
The spiritual consequences of abortion being carried out in our nation are just so huge – we will as a nation suffer the judgement of God for the existing baby murdering legislation, let alone extending its reach. And this does not take into account the clinical fact that psychological damage is done to most women who are aborted.
So in answer to the question for the consultation:
I totally oppose the funding in any form the killing of a baby in Wales or the rest of the UK, unless there is a medical emergency for the mother e.g. ectopic pregnancy, but that is not always fatal http://www.christianconcern.com/our-issues/abortion/should-abortion-only-be-allowed-when-the-mothers-life-is-endangered?utm_content=buffer37479&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer . Mothers who abort are often later diagnosed with depression and other psychological (and/or physical) problems.
I totally oppose Wales being used as a destination of choice for the abortion of babies from NI. This objection is also on a social/economic ground as our taxes are for our use and NOT for the use of someone from an entirely different part of the country. This would allow a precedent that could include other misuse of our taxes with ever increasing devolved government.
Dr James B Waddell
Bible Theology Ministries
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