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The scandal of 54 years of abortion

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Immediately marks 54 years for the reason that 1967 Abortion Act got here into drive – six months after it obtained royal assent.

Since then, a staggering 9,900,348* unborn infants have misplaced their lives to abortion throughout England, Wales, and Scotland — a couple of loss of life each three minutes.

The variety of abortions carried out in England and Wales reached a file excessive in 2020 with 210,860 going down, whereas the variety of terminations carried out in Scotland was the second highest on file at 13,815.

The numerous rise in abortions coincides with the governments in Westminster and Holyrood utilizing emergency Covid measures to push by means of harmful DIY at-home abortions throughout Nice Britain. In England and Wales, drugs by publish abortions accounted for 47% of all abortions through the interval April to December 2020. In Scotland, DIY at-home abortion accounted for 37.9% (5,062) of all abortions in 2020.

Within the UK, extra lives are misplaced to abortion annually than have been misplaced all through the Covid-19 pandemic. The most recent figures present 190,124 deaths within the UK with Covid-19 on the loss of life certificates. This determine drops to 174,144 deaths inside 28 days of a optimistic take a look at for Covid-19.

It’s projected that on 5 October 2022, 10 million lives could have been misplaced to abortion.

Nonetheless, that date may tragically come sooner. The precise variety of abortions is prone to be larger than the projected determine because the uncertainty created by the price of residing, the hangover of the pandemic and DIY abortion drugs take their toll.

The UK’s abortion regulation is failing each ladies and unborn youngsters. I am devastated for each single one among these 9,900,348 lives which were misplaced, every one among them fearfully and lovingly made. The regulation as it’s practised offers no safety for these youngsters – they’re out of sight and out of thoughts. No marvel so many ladies are aborting, believing ‘it is only a clump of cells’.

We, the Church, should discover a option to reverse this greater development. We should pray that God would defend the harmless. We should communicate on the unborn kid’s behalf. We should kindly and compassionately present individuals the reality about what abortion really is. We should be able to help all pregnant moms in disaster.

And we should maintain out the grace and forgiveness present in Jesus Christ alone to all these caught up within the sin of abortion: for ladies who’ve chosen it, for males who’ve inspired or coerced it, for medical doctors who’ve carried out it, for activists who’ve campaigned for it, for politicians who’ve allowed it and for an citizens who has voted for them.

God is simply, and God is sweet. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

How lengthy, O Lord?

What number of extra lives should be sacrificed earlier than we realise the injury we have accomplished? I hope and pray it is not one other 10 million.

* This determine is a projection for England, Wales & Scotland by means of to midnight on 26 April 22. It has been calculated based mostly on the next assumptions:

  • The variety of abortions per day in England, Wales & Scotland will stay the identical in 2021 and 2022 as in 2020.
  • The speed of abortions all year long is evenly distributed. 

Andrea Williams is CEO of Christian Concern.

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