Sunday, 27 May 2018

Both Lives Matter

The referendum in the Republic of Ireland has removed the 8th amendment from the constitution and has opened the door for abortion on demand.

The Fine Gael government has proposed that abortion should be available for every pregnant woman up to 12 weeks.  That is unconditional and unrestricted abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.  

Here is an impression of an unborn or preborn child at 12 weeks.

Yes at 12 weeks the baby is small.  It is only a few inches long but our personhood has nothing to do with the size of our bodies.  Whether you are six feet, three feet or three inches you are a person.

You have only to look at the little preborn child, even at 12 weeks, to see that indeed we are 'fearfully and wonderfully made'.  Those are some beautiful words from the Bible (Psalm 139:14) but even if you don't read the Bible or believe in God your own common sense will tell you that the unborn child is 'fearfully and wonderfully made'.

However there is an old saying 'out of sight and out of mind' and that is one of the issues.  That little 12 week old baby is in the womb of the mother and therefore 'out of sight'.  We can see and hear the activists arguing for the right to abort that little child but the child is 'out of sight' in the mother's womb and cannot speak for itself.  The womb should be a place of safety but sadly that is no longer the case.

A battle has been lost and this will spur on the pro-abortion lobby in Northern Ireland.  However THE STRUGGLE TO PROTECT HUMAN LIFE IS NOT OVER and of course the most basic human right of all is the right to life.  That is why we say BOTH LIVES MATTER.

We live in a sinful world and we 'all have sinned and come short of the glory of God'. (Romans 3:23)  It is also a selfish world and so often our thoughts are about 'I', 'me' and 'my'.

As the poster above illustrates, pro-abortionists will speak about 'my body', 'my uterus','my rights' and 'my rules' but never about 'my baby' because that would recognise the existence of another self and another person.  They prefer to keep the unborn child 'out of sight' and 'out of mind'. 


  1. What would you be worried about what occurred in the Republic of Ireland?

  2. The sanctity of human life is as important in the Republic as in any other country and especially when that human life is the defenceless human life of an unborn child.


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