Imagine my horror when this morning, whilst eating my breakfast, sipping my water and with my children still blissfully sleeping; I switched on Sky news to hear the headlines. A few minutes into watching it I watched in horror as a new scientific abortion report was aired. I am actually upset and tearful as I type this post, because of what I saw. A video was shown of a 24 week old human in utero...the news report then detailed how a new study commissioned and carried out (ethics?) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists had resulted in 'evidence' that a 24 week old foetus is unlikely to feel pain whilst being cruelly torn from their mothers wombs!
You can read and watch the full Sky news report here (please be aware that this video may evoke strong emotions and be very upsetting)
I am outraged! This is not a medical fact just an assumption! The actual report issued by the RCOG (use the above link) does also declare the foetus's at 24 weeks also have no 'awareness'...this statement is utterly false. If an unborn baby has no awareness why then at 18 weeks (the gestation period were it has been indicated that a foetus can fully hear) is the baby startled by loud sounds and remain agitated for several hours afterward? Why then do obstetricians advise expectant mothers to stroke their abdomens and talk to their unborn baby as early as 14 weeks?
I am so sorry to have to bring such a sad and upsetting issue up today, but as I prayed during and after this report was aired I felt the Lord strongly urging me to highlight this issue. Surely the Lord is grieving at the horrific acts his creations do to one another. I propose that today we all come together in prayer, and pray fervently about this issue to bring knowledge, compassion, love and forgiveness to those concerned.