There is a battle going on. It’s a battle for life.
Nola Leach of CARE recently said in her article, “here in the UK, the sanctity of human life is under threat as never before.”
I believe it’s an issue worth debating because life is worth battling for. We must continue to preserve and protect the sanctity of life.
According to BBC news, “The report in the Lancet said 56m induced abortions take place annually – higher than previously thought.”
That’s 56 million abortions across the globe every year.
James Mildred of CARE recently engaged in an interview with Premier Christian Radio. “I think these statistics are tragic,” he said. “At CARE we are all for the protection of the human embryo from its earliest beginning from conception right the way through to a natural death. And in the Christian worldview we cannot support what effectively amounts to the termination of life.”
Additionally Leach said that, “increasingly, moral arguments against scientific advance at the expense of ethical lines in the sand are ignored.”
We live in a world where science is constantly evolving. Where do we draw these ethical lines? Can science take it too far?
Leach said, “Consider the green light given to scientists in February this year to start editing human genes. The prospect of a society where parents can pay for the genetic characteristics of their children, creating designer babies, is no mere fantasy but could genuinely become a reality.”
Celebrity couple, American model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend (Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and actor) had chosen their baby’s gender – a girl.
Are we the ones to take life into our own hands? To decide whether babies should be girls or boys? Or blonde or brunette? I believe we should let God decide.
If we just take a look at what the Bible says about life at conception, I believe we get a clearer idea.
Galatians 1:15 says, “Even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvellous grace. Then it pleased him. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
I believe we should honour and protect the ultimate truth that these are not just bundles of blobs but ultimately the faces of our future.
A beautiful passage that reflects the intimacy and love our Creator has for us is Psalm 139:13-16, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it.”
These cells are babies and need to be treated as such.
So what can we do?
Mildred said that, “There are other options out there and I think that is the key message I would like to say: there are other options out there, other than just having an abortion.”
He continues, “We need to start providing some kind of pastoral initiatives, encouraging the church to be as involved as possible. Providing support and a loving shoulder for women who have unplanned pregnancies does offer a much more positive way forward rather than the idea that we just terminate life.”
Let’s treat and protect these cells like they are the precious, God given, divinely talented beings they are.
I encourage you to Tweet or share the articles listed below as sharing is a way of releasing your knowledge to others. I also encourage you to write to your MPs concerning these issues.
- Nola Leach, “Let’s not ditch morals for scientific advancement,” http://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/nola-leach-lets-not-ditch-morals-for-scientific-advancement/
- Nola Leach, “Embryo research and gene editing: Time for a line in the sand,” http://www.christiantoday.com/article/embryo.research.and.gene.editing.time.for.a.line.in.the.sand/85771.htm
- Smitha Mundasad, “Abortion study: 25% of pregnancies terminated, estimates suggest,” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36266873
- Aaron James, “Christian pregnancy expert says information is key as one in four pregnancies end in abortion” http://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/One-in-four-pregnancies-ends-in-abortion-Christian-charity-says-there-s-another-way
We know and believe as Christians that we are destined for something more. God has a purpose and destiny for each person on this earth – even the unborn. Let’s remember that life begins at conception.
Nola Leach, “Let’s not ditch morals for scientific advancement,” http://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/nola-leach-lets-not-ditch-morals-for-scientific-advancement/
Nola Leach, “Embryo research and gene editing: Time for a line in the sand,” http://www.christiantoday.com/article/embryo.research.and.gene.editing.time.for.a.line.in.the.sand/85771.htm
Smitha Mundasad, “Abortion study: 25% of pregnancies terminated, estimates suggest,” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36266873
Aaron James, “Christian pregnancy expert says information is key as one in four pregnancies end in abortion,” http://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/One-in-four-pregnancies-ends-in-abortion-Christian-charity-says-there-s-another-way