Merry Christmas and a Happy New Abortion
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has judged this a ‘despicable ploy’, not only because it threatens unborn children, promotes promiscuity, and undermines public health, but also because it ‘insults the child-centred meaning of Christmas’.
One might think that Christmas, when the world remembers the most important baby ever born, might be a time for reflection on the gift of life, the incomparable beauty and wonder of new birth, the importance of family and the innocence of childhood. Millions of pictures of the Madonna and Child are sent and received, and our thoughts are turned to Mary as an exemplar of faithfulness to God whom all nations call blessed.
By choosing such a life-destroying gift pack at this time of the year, BPAS insults the Christian faith and rides roughshod over religious sensitivities. It is as offensive as the 2004 campaign by Schering, manufacturers of the Levonelle brand of morning-after pill, who ran a pre-Christmas campaign entitled ‘Immaculate Contraception’.
But Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS, is not remotely concerned about such things. And she reveals her warped mindset and amoral worldview when she observes: “You don’t wait until you get a headache to buy your pain relief, why wait until you’ve risked pregnancy to get the morning after pill?”
How, in the name of God, can anyone equate a headache with pregnancy? How can a pill to cure a headache be remotely comparable to one which terminates life? The flippancy, the triviality, the contempt for life render Cranmer speechless.
The number of abortions carried out in January of this year compared with December last year was 25 per cent higher. The total number of abortions procured has exceeded 200,000 per annum for the first time since abortion was legalised in 1967.
All facilitated and positively encouraged by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, especially during Advent and Christmas.
Cranmer awaits their Ramadan and Eid gifts...