The 45th anniversary of the implementation of Britain’s Abortion Act passed on Saturday unnoticed by the national media.
The Abortion Act 1967 came into effect on 27 April 1968. Since then, around 8 million babies have been aborted, now 200,000 each year.
Currently one in five pregnancies ends in abortion and 98% are carried out on spurious mental health grounds when in fact there is absolutely no evidence that abortion protects mental health.
Francis Schaeffer said that the two principle idols of Western Civilisation are personal peace (maximising pleasure and avoiding suffering) and affluence (material prosperity) .
It is on these altars and in order to appease these false gods – personal peace and affluence – that almost all abortions are carried out.
Likewise he calls us, his church, today to respond in the same way.
Christian Concern, last week, highlighted several rays of hope and urged Christians to pray and to become more involved in turning the tide on abortion. Here are four of them:
Image is a Christian charity in Manchester that offers a number of services to women. It is one of a number of groups across the country which offer pregnancy counselling, parent support groups and post-abortion support.
Many lives have been touched through Image’s faithful ministry. The charity firmly believes that all people are made in God’s image and therefore have value. Watch this short video to find out about their work and how you can be involved.
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The Alliance of Pro-Life Students (APS) is a new student-led initiative seeking to bring the pro-life message back onto university campuses and promote a culture of life. APS is not just speaking up for the unborn but also for the right to freely express pro-life views on university campuses.
This initiative has been met with a lot of enthusiasm – four new groups have just recently been set up in Sheffield, Hertfordshire, Aberdeen and Nottingham. If you’re a student, get in touch with APS to see if there a group meeting at your university or to find out how you can start one.
LifeNews.com Note: Dr. Peter Saunders is a doctor and the CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a British organization with 4,500 doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. This article originally appeared on his blog. He is also associated with the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK.