This week several NSW politicians introduced a bill to try and change our abortion laws.
The bill proposes that when two medical practitioners agree, a termination can occur right up to full-term after they have considered “all relevant medical circumstances, and … the person’s current and future physical, psychological and social circumstances…”
In other words, a doctor can cause the death of an unborn child if he or she believes that the mother’s psychological or social circumstances might be affected now or in the future if the child is naturally born.
There is no question that raising a child can be hard when everything is ‘normal’, let alone when there are difficult psychological or social circumstances for the parents.
But this debate would never happen if we were discussing the plight of a child who was already born.
Imagine if politicians were proposing that a three-month old infant could be euthanised if they were causing psychological and social difficulties for her mother?
Yet, a child who was four months younger and still in the womb could be killed by two doctors if this bill is passed.
The only reason we’re having this debate is that some people think an unborn baby is not human, and therefore can be removed and disposed of from the mother’s body.
What is it that makes a politician or doctor so sure that a foetus is not worthy of medical care and protection, simply because it hasn’t been able to have the opportunity to be safely delivered?
The reality is that God, who created us all, says that an unborn child is to be valued as much as a child who has been safely born.
The Bible is clear on this, but some of our politicians confidently believe that what God says about this matter is to be ignored.
Please pray that our politicians will listen to God and their consciences and vote to defeat this bill before more babies are killed by the very medical practitioners who made a vow to protect human life.