The media debate from time to time the idea of lowering the abortion limit, which in the UK is currently 24weeks. This is due largely to babies who are born around this time and survive. It is a topic which arises frequently and it always surprises us as to the double standards that are employed in this argument.
The people who promote this idea are not saying they think abortion is wrong for every baby but are proposing that the limit be moved so that those babies who have most chance of surviving outside the womb ie. those born around 22/24 week onwards, of pregnancy be saved. Does this mean that an unborn baby of 20 weeks is less human; less precious or less valued? No it just means this baby is just less developed and needs the protection of its mothers womb until it can survive outside the womb, just like all of us had when we were in that position or we wouldn’t be reading this. It is astounding that they don’t see the illogical nature of this argument. Either we decide to protect unborn children because we might have a new understanding and appreciation of their humanity and vulnerability or we promote abortion full stop. What will you do?
Read a story in today’s Daily Mail which shows this;