Following interventions this week from senior members of the British Government, there is a cautious optimism emerging that the issue of abortion could be considered by Parliament in due course. While Jeremy Hunt, the recently appointed Health Secretary, restated his support for a reduction to a 12 week limit, Culture Secretary Maria Miller, Home Secretary Theresa May and the Prime Minister David Cameron also expressed support for some form of reduction.
Given the incendiary attacks usually brought upon any politician who seeks to question Britain’s out of control abortion culture, Ministers of the Conservative Party are to be congratulated and whole-heartedly supported for taking a stand. Last year alone, over 189,000 unborn babies were aborted. True to form, the pro-abortion lobby in the UK have been quick to smother this expression of opinion with elaborate howls of outrage; Labour opposition ministers described Jeremy Hunt’s words as ‘chilling’ while Diane Abbott MP claimed that seeking to safeguard the unborn was ‘playing politics with people’s lives.’
Any attempt at dialogue and debate on this issue is shut down and stifled by the pro-abortion lobby, despite the clear failings of the status quo. In the past year we have had a series of major revelations demonstrating the shameful malpractice within the abortion machine, from the attempted cover-up of the true cost to the taxpayer, the hidden income of the private clinics, to illegal gender-based abortions.
Speaking to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute from his office in Brussels, Nirj Deva MEP, President of the International Committee on Human Dignity, affirmed his support; “It is most welcome to see senior government ministers join others in daring to question the imposed culture of silence surrounding abortion. While we seek transparency in every other form of professional practice, the doors of these private abortion practices remain closed to any concerted examination.
“The question of life or death does not deserve to be smothered, but instead should be prevalent in the heart of our democracy. This critical issue of the upper limit was last addressed in the House of Commons four years ago, it is long overdue that we break down this wall of silence and debate this within our Parliament.”