Lucy Young for The Times
In the heart of London, the hard reality of abortion!
We received the report below from a young volunteer in the UK about a recent action in central London against the murder of innocents. We can only congratulate him and use his example as encouragement for so many others to stand up and do the same! Too many good men are silent. But the only way to face the current crisis and return to the Christian roots of our Culture is for good men to speak up and start doing something.
The pro-life movement came to the heart of London at King’s Cross station to display the reality of abortion. Two banners, one with a picture of 10-week foetus, next to an aborted one of the same gestational age, was the stark reality that was presented directly to the public in a nation which has completely lost the sense of the sanctity of human life.
The UK has one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world, there are lawmakers in Parliament who are pushing harder than ever before for blanket nationwide prayer-free buffer zones around abortion clinics (London was the first place in Europe to introduce this type of zone on a temporary, but renewable, basis); legalisation of assisted suicide; and only recently the making permanent of a system to distribute abortion pills to any woman by post up to 10 weeks. Without Christian hope the outlook would look bleak, but truth does not change; the pro-life position is uncompromising: life starts at conception, no exception.
A medical student challenged one of the volunteers saying that life does not start until after the first trimester. Shortly before a ten-year-old boy passing the display told his father “look, you can see his intestines!” (at the aborted display photo). Even the child could see something the medical student could not!
The pro-life position clearly challenges the dominant relativist mindset and provides respite to those uncomfortable by ever-changing truths; when will their existence be considered “non-life”? It already was by many for the first nine months of yours. Overall, it was a calm day; lots of looks of disapproval, but a few glimmers of hope from passers-by lending their support, albeit subtly. The battle goes on!