Illustration: The booklet on Abortion
by Peter Barnes which is published by
the Banner of Truth Trust.
Further details here.
Repeal the Abortion Act 1967
[The following has been provided by our Home Mission Worker.]
Dear Christian Friends,
REPEAL THE ABORTION ACT 1967 – PLEASE PRAY, PLEASE WRITE
Back on a dark October day in 1967 one of the worst ever laws in this country, the Abortion Act, was passed by Parliament. In October 2017, if the Lord tarries, this dreadful law will be 50 years old. While pitiless and heartless pro-abortion activists will be celebrating this anniversary, there are countless numbers across the UK who will be lamenting.
They are craving, and earnestly praying, for the day when this infamous Abortion (1967) Act will be forever aborted. And no wonder, when one considers the appalling statistic that nearly 8.5 million babies have been aborted, across the UK, up to the end of 2016. In Scotland alone, nearly 500,000 babies have been aborted. This equals the entire population of Aberdeen, Dundee, Ayr, Perth and Greenock all together being wiped out.
I wish to inform you that I am currently in the process of writing to all 129 MSP’s at Holyrood, asking them to consider the case for rescinding this Act. The letter, accompanied by a booklet Abortion: open your mouth for the dumb (published by the Banner of Truth Trust) will be forwarded to every MSP before the end of August 2017, dv. I have already written to all 650 MP’s in the House of Commons, pleading with them to do the same thing.
The author of the booklet referred to, Peter Barnes, clearly argues for the biblical teaching that the unborn baby is in God’s image and so protected by the sixth commandment. The deliberate taking of human life is therefore a breach of this commandment, as we read in Exodus 20:13: 'You shall not murder.'
It is a terrible thought to consider that the mother's womb is the most dangerous place to live in, when it should be the safest. This is a numbing and disturbing thought. When the unborn baby cannot speak for itself, the Bible exhorts us to open our mouth, as loudly as we can, for the dumb (Proverbs 31:8).
I am now earnestly appealing to Christians in Scotland, and indeed across the nation, to pray that God will, in His grace and mercy, intervene for the good of our unborn children, and that MP’s and MSP’s in London and Edinburgh will be persuaded to repeal the Abortion (1967) Act.
Let us believe that there is mighty power in prayer and that God is 'able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.' Martin Luther reminds us that 'Prayer is that mightiest of all weapons that created natures can wield.'
Can I encourage you to not only pray, but also write to you own constituency MSP at Holyrood, highlighting how unlawful and wrong abortion is, and why the time has now come for politicians to rescind the Act it passed in 1967. After we’ve prayed, let us continue to pray.
Mr Donald J Morrison
85 Old Edinburgh Road
Inverness. IV2 3HT
Tel: 01463 241618 (Home)
Tel: 07776 010000 (Mobile)