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Saturday, December 27, 2008

When does life matter?

Abortionist: life only
matters if it's wanted


Ann Furedi is the Chief Executive of leading abortion provider BPAS.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The head of a leading abortion provider has admitted that the embryo is a human life but says its value is “relative” to the wishes of its mother.

Ann Furedi, the Chief Executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), made her comments during a debate in Oxford last month.

The question, Mrs Furedi argued, was “not, when does human life begin? but, when does it really begin to matter?”.

This, she said, could only be weighed up “as being relative to the woman who is carrying it”.

She admitted that “the embryo is a living thing”, and that it “is clearly human in the sense that it’s not a gerbil”, but stopped short of according it the same status as “a born person”.

She said: “Obviously we couldn’t allow abortion if we accepted that fetal life had the same degree of value as born human life, and I don’t believe that it does.”

She said that modern society required women to be able to plan when they have children, and said: “Abortion stands as a back-up to birth control, and this is very important for us.”

She added: “Unwanted pregnancy can happen and it does happen, and when it does somebody has to be in a position where they make a decision about what the future of that pregnancy is going to be.”

However, pro-life campaigners say that pregnancies do not just “happen”, and that women and men exercise a choice when they consent to sex...

Mrs Furedi is married to Frank Furedi, the founder of the British Revolutionary Communist Party and currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent.

Her view that abortion should be treated as a “back-up to birth control” contrasts with the Government’s stated intention to lower abortion rates; despite this almost 90 per cent of all the abortions BPAS carries out each year are publicly-funded.

This year is set to show another increase in the number of abortions performed in England and Wales, with 105,000 recorded in the first six months.

Read the whole article from The Christian Institute (UK)
(emphasis my own.)

That's what abortion is about, according to Mrs. Furedi. The killing of millions of babies a year is fine so long as they are not wanted. Because, says Mrs. Furedi, the question is “not, when does human life begin? but, when does it really begin to matter?”.

What Furedi has summed up in these few sentences is the basis behind all abortions. Human life according to her, is only valuable if it is wanted. If it is wanted then it is something valuable that needs to be protected, if it is not wanted then the 'pregnancy tissue' should be 'removed.' Mrs. Furedi has no interest in finding out exactly when a baby becomes a baby. That is not important to her at all. She is quite comfortable with the thousands of abortions that happen at her set of clinics alone each year without trying to find out when the 'foetus' becomes a baby.

This question, if it were investigated by Furedi, would be too dangerous for her business. Information would come out that would cause a lot of havoc to her money - making scheme. No, to have a good business in the abortion industry it is best to be ignorant of the blatant facts.

It is not only Furedi who wishes to be ignorant of the facts of abortion however. Too many Christians do not want to be well - informed on this topic, because that would mean that they would have to do something about it. To our shame, Christian New Zealanders, who do know the facts, are too apathetic to do anything about it.

Meanwhile, the death of the innocents goes on behind sterile clinic doors.

It's time for the Christians in our country to stand up and fight this injuctice.


Blogger Simeon said...

Hey Lyd that is an excellent post. My immediate thoughts were that then you could justify killing born babies as they may also be not wanted by its parents.

If people follow that thinking they put themselves on a very steep slippery slope. I mean you could just legislate against a group of people, because they are just 'not wanted'

10:40 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

Yes, that was also my immediate thought. The fact that someone like this Furedi person could even be taken seriously is an indication of where our societies are going. Her logic (or lack of it) is deplorable. Since when has someone's worth depended on whether other people wanted them? I want to SHAKE HER.

7:59 pm  
Blogger Simeon said...

I agree, Like the sermon on Sunday where he was talking about Post-modernism. According to post-modernism, there is no truth, therefore people can believe in whatever they want. Therefore how can this person or people who want to get rid of a certain group of people think they can push their worldview onto others??

BTW, could I steal this post for my blog??

2:16 pm  
Blogger Lydz said...

mmmmm... it's taking me a while to get the connection there. But yes. Did Andre say that with post modernism there is no truth, or did he say truth is relative? I can't remember. Anyway, if truth is relative then I can believe one thing and you can believe another thing and they're both right, which is outrageous, ridiculous and utter hogwash.

Of course you can steal it :)

3:15 pm  
Blogger Simeon said...

post modernism is where everyone has there own truth, therefore everyone is right in their thinking. So how then can one person put their thinking eg 'this group of people is not wanted' onto another group.

I guess what I am trying to say is that people are contradicting themselves. On one hand they say that everyone can find their own truth, but then on the other hand they are more than happy to push their thinking onto Christians.

10:06 am  
Blogger Rivers Daughter said...

Hmmmm well it is interesting that someone finally came out and admitted the truth of the matter, it is a baby if wanted and tissue if not. And a very self centered and scary view point is brought out into the open. We can decide which people group is worth keeping around....hmmmm, sounds rather like something that happened in the 30s and Germany perhaps?

I'm rather shocked that she didn't just stick with the party line of it is just tissue....I mean that is a bit safer then admitting that a babies "being" or "not being" hinges on the Mom wanting or not wanting it.

7:02 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

That's so true aye. It's plain evil for people to decide that a person's a person if they're wanted. What kind of reasoning is that, even from a non scientific view? As Horton the Elephant said in Dr Suess's book: A person's a person no matter how small. Seems like we get it right in little kids books, but that's how far it goes.

I agree about the near-nazi tones coming through there. That's what they're doing though - with Down Syndrome babies and babies who might develop breast cancer later in their lives - they're screening for these disabilities and then doing abortions based on the results. It's scary - at times like these I just have to trust that God's in control.

1:32 pm  

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