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We must continue to protect Infant life


THIS month an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill will propose decriminalising abortion entirely. Promoted by Labour’s Dame Diana Johnson, this proposal would abolish sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929, and states that ‘no offence is committed by a woman acting in relation to her own pregnancy’.

Janice Turner, long-time feminist but sane person, explains in the Times why all decent people should oppose this move. We should not abolish the Infant Life (Preservation) Act.

Who does not want to preserve pre-born infant life? Is this progress now – attacking the humanity of pre-born infants? What did they do to deserve this attack on their very existence?

What the heck is wrong with some women these days? Most normal people like infants. Some will literally start babbling or become slightly misty-eyed as some tiny infant is wheeled by or carried by their mother in a sling.

But some feminists in Labour and the so-called Conservative Party are willing to risk open season on pre-birth infants by removing all criminal sanctions on mothers who abort their late-term pregnancies. Their motive may be to protect pregnant mothers, but the result will be no protection for babies in the very latest stage of pregnancy.

If you kill a kitten you are seen as mean and nasty, kill a pre-birth baby, well, she probably had her reasons. These actions are evil. So I’m sorry, but I’m not dressing this up as some kind of ‘balanced blog’, on the one hand this and on the other hand that.

On the one hand there are people who think no criminal sanctions should apply to women who abort their late-term babies; these people are misguided. And on the other hand, there are normal, sane decent people, many of whom support abortion in its earliest stages, which I don’t but can understand in democracy why it exists, and oppose the killing of infants that would be perfectly viable outside their mother’s womb. The move to abolish the Infant Life (Preservation) Act is extreme.

And it’s not just pre-birth infant life that is under attack. I don’t know about you, but I have noticed a truly demonic surge in infants being murdered lately. And yes, there is a link. They are all infants, they are as dependent on the love, care and protection of their mothers as the unborn infants are. But for some reason, something happens, and the baby becomes not the most sacred thing a mother has, but a target of their hate and destruction. This infant no longer fits their life plans, so her or she is killed.

 In fact, children under the age of one are the most likely age group to be killed by another person according to the NSPCC in 2021 (although this may have changed given the lawless London phenomenon).

As an example, this is what I wrote last year about the murder of ten-month-old Finley Boden at the hands of his drug-addled parents. It is horribly distressing reading, and shockingly it is very far from an isolated case.

Perhaps it was always thus. This is not a scientific research paper. But I know evil when I see it. A culture that treats pre-birth infants as fair game will also treat born infants as disposable. If abortion through to the moment of birth is decriminalised, you will see a further increase in brutal attacks on newborn babies and toddlers.

This kind of move is just another step on the downward trail of degradation. It is an assault on the most precious, most vulnerable amongst us – our children. It’s time to say enough. Infant life is precious, we should continue to preserve it. 

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