An opportunity to take a few minutes to defend the rights of the unborn and vulnerable women:
I just wrote our MP an email (have previously written him a letter which he responded to in a wishy-washy manner) re the debate/vote taking place on Tuesday. The Right to Know campaign is trying to introduce an amendment to a bill that would allow women access to independent counselling before they have an abortion. Currently, they are “counselled” by the same people who perform abortions (Marie Stopes) and who make £60 million from abortions every year. Some are estimating that the new law could reduce abortions by up to 1/3, just because women are given independent info about the risks and a little more time to think about their decision and consider their options. There has been huge pressure put on MPs by the abortion industry so that recently even the PM has backed down from his support of the amendment. Read this article here, written by Nadine Dories, who is sponsoring the amendment. She has received death threats, etc.
If you have a few minutes to send an email to our MP (Duncan Hames) re the vote on Tuesday here’s how you can do it:
Following the directions at this link will help you write using a template letter, so you don’t have to write it yourself.
And here’s how to contact others: Prime Minister David Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley at email@example.com
Taking a few minutes to write (and then to pray on Tuesday during the debate) are some small things we can do to help stop the slaughter of 180,000 babies in the UK every year.
Scripture speaks often about the importance of standing up for the rights of the poor and the weak and serving “the least of these.” The unborn surely qualify.
Proverbs 24:11 – Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
Feel free to forward this to others that you think might want to be informed/take action.
PS I stay informed re issues like this through receiving Christian Concern’s weekly email updates. I never have time to read it all, but even just reading/doing a little can make a difference if we all get involved. You can sign up for it here, on their homepage.