24 Jan 2017

50,000 Pro-Life-Ers Flood Streets Of Paris To March Against Abortion + Time To Honour 8.7 Million Murdered UK Children

Introduction by Mike Buchanan, J4MB: The time limit for elective abortions in France has been 12 weeks after conception since 1975. In the UK the time limit has been 24 weeks since 1967.
An increasing proportion of ‘wanted’ babies are born at 24 weeks and surviving, thanks to advances in medical science since the passing of the Abortion Act 1967. This raises the possibility that in hospitals in the UK today, a medical team could be saving the life of an unborn child in one operating theatre, while a second team is killing an unborn child in the next.
By Micaiah Bilger: Tens of thousands of pro-lifers marched on the streets of Paris, France on Sunday to urge the government to stop approximately 220,000 unborn babies from being killed in abortions every year.
The Local in France reports the pro-life march brought approximately 50,000 pro-lifers to the French capital. Many carried signs that read, “Protecting the weak is truly strong.” Because a presidential election is coming up shortly, many also publicly called on the candidates to protect babies and moms from abortion.

Jean Marie Le Mene, president of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, said current laws have created a culture where abortion is “commonplace” in France. Le Mene urged the next president to set “public health policy that fights against abortion.”
One of the most critical issues addressed at the rally was a bill that would ban pro-life websites in France. RFI reports Parliament is scheduled to vote on the bill this week. The French National Assembly passed the bill in December.
The bill, which still has to pass the Senate, extends an existing protection against physical intimidation about abortion to digital media and would extend the scope of a 1993 law that criminalizes “false information” related abortions to digital media.
Bruno Retailleau, who heads the Republicans party group in the French Senate, previously said the bill “is totally against freedom of expression.” Speaking on radio, he said the bill went against the “spirit” of the 1975 law legalizing abortion, which calls for women to be informed of alternatives.
Abortion activists have accused pro-life campaigners of pretending to give neutral information while putting pressure on women not to have abortions.
Pro-life attorney Gregor Puppinck, who is based in Europe, previously explained: “Freedom of expression on abortion is currently being challenged in France. The French administration makes it every day more difficult for pro-life associations to express their ideas and to promote pro-life choices.”
“This bill, which contains only one article intends to extend the notion of “impediments” to abortion and creates a new crime of “digital interference” to abortion. The mere display on a website of, for instance, information about the risks of having an abortion, or an attempt to convince women that there are other solutions than abortion would be considered, with the new law, as a criminal offense punishable by up to 2 years of imprisonment and €30,000 fine,” he said.
“The widespread recourse to abortion is a social issue and public health problem which society must solve with a prevention policy, not with censorship,” Puppinck added.
French leaders also have been working to suppress messages that could be perceived as pro-life. In November, French television officials rejected an award-winning video from World Down Syndrome Day because they said it would “disturb” women who aborted babies with Down syndrome.
In 1975, France legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Approximately 220,000 unborn babies are killed in abortions every year in the country, according to The Local.


On the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967, it’s time to honour the 8.7 million unborn children killed since the passing of the Act
By Mike Buchanan, J4MB: More than 8.7 million unborn children have been killed in the UK with the complicity of the state – in procedures funded by taxpayers, mostly men – over the 50 years which have elapsed since the passing of the Abortion Act 1967. That number is higher than the combined populations of Scotland and Wales, and it’s close to the population of Greater London.
We covered the issue of abortion in our 2015 general election manifesto (pp.5,6). We plan to lead some protests this year, and support others. It’s about time religious denominations showed some moral leadership on this issue, by announcing plans to mark the half-centenary of the vile Abortion Act, the enabler of the destruction of so many innocent lives.
Good news from the first day of the Trump administration. The start of the article:

If there was any doubt about President Donald Trump’s stance on abortion, he settled it Monday by using an executive order to bar U.S. aid to groups that provide or promote the procedure overseas.
The decision to reinstate the Republican policy known as the “Mexico City policy,” or the “global gag rule,” was delivered a day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and two days after the Women’s March on Washington and similar events across the country drew crowds to rally for reproductive rights, among other issues.
During the presidential campaign, Trump vowed to appoint “pro-life” Supreme Court justices. He said that if the Roe decision is overturned, the question of whether abortion is legal would go back to individual states.
The end of the article:

Abortion-rights group NARAL immediately issued a statement Monday condemning Trump’s move. “It’s telling that one of Trump’s first executive actions combines two of his favorite things: silencing anyone who disagrees with him and repressing women,” the group said. “With this action, Donald Trump has turned his anti-women rhetoric into policy, and made it more difficult for women and families all over the world to access vital reproductive care. He really is living up to the lowest of expectations.”
I find much of the language used by proponents of abortion utterly abhorrent. How could anyone with a moral compass refer to the killing of unborn children, ‘vital reproductive care’? They couldn’t. It’s no accident that feminists have always been enthusiastic supporters of abortion.


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