It is fitting that we should pause and reflect with grief and remorse on the 500,000 innocent and defenceless children who have been killed in their mother’s wombs, since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act in 1977. The killing of these children is a violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. Their names are unknown and no grave stone marks their resting place. They were deemed to be unwanted and by some a threat to our community. Their discarded and broken human remains have been treated as “medical waste” to be incinerated. Their final resting place the local landfill. Shame on us – for we are all guilty.
Each child is a unique and unrepeatable miracle of God’s loving creation, each endowed at conception with human rights, the foundation right being an inalienable right to life. As a nation we should weep for our children who came seeking only to love and to be loved. They came endowed with talents to enrich our nation. It is fitting that we should grieve for our beloved dead, brothers and sisters who were murdered in their mother’s womb. It is important that we remember them who were not allowed to be born. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Their demise should fill us with grief. We should recognise them as members of our human family and God’s precious infants. Children who were lovingly knitted together by their Creator in their mother’s womb.
We should mourn for the murder of the 500,000 innocent and defenceless unborn children who were deprived of their lives since 1978. They were sentenced to death because their continued existence in most cases, was considered by two certifying consultants to be a serious threat to the mental health of the mother.
Right to Life asks, why is there a deafening silence from the churches?
In the eyes of Family Planning they were not human beings but, the “products of conception” and the “contents of the uterus.” ’Their murder, “an essential health service.”
Their deaths are an indictment on a nation that greets their murder with silence and permits the killing of the innocent. We should be overwhelmed with shame that this silent holocaust is condoned and funded by the government. Why does the government refuse to promote adoption as a loving option? This was how it used to be but alas no longer. It is now more politically correct to kill the child.
It is important to also mourn with the many mothers who have been coerced into allowing their children to be murdered, for their pain, grief and tears for the loss of their children is real and often endured for a lifetime alone. Women are the second victims of abortion. When are we going to stop victimising women and their unborn?
Right to Life,