Illustration: The booklet on Abortion
by Peter Barnes which is published by
the Banner of Truth Trust.
Further details here.
An Anniversary to Lament
[The following letter was sent to the press recently by our Home Mission Worker. The letter to MPs to which he refers is attached.]
REPEAL THE ABORTION ACT 1967
Back on a very dark and dismal October day in 1967 one of the worst ever laws in this country, the Abortion Act, was passed by Parliament. This year, in 2017, 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 2015. Enough is enough.
Through your letters pages, I wish to inform your readers that I have written to all 650 MP’s in the House of Commons 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) was sent to MP’s on 28 November 2016.
The author of the booklet, 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.’ A full copy of this letter can be read elsewhere in these pages.
It is a terrible thought to consider, as I highlighted in the letter, 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 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 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 MP, highlighting how unlawful and wrong abortion is, and why the time has now come for Parliament 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)