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FPC Government and Morals Committee

The Free Presbyterian Church is deeply concerned about plans by the Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to take more powers to accelerate the delivery of a fully-funded abortion service in Northern Ireland

We fundamentally disagree with abortion and believe in the sanctity of human life from the point of conception in the womb (Psalm 139:13-15) and that abortion is the murder of the unborn child. We are mindful of the sixth commandment—”Thou shalt not kill” (Ex. 20:13). Since that is so, to hear the Secretary of State classify abortion as a health care issue for women is beyond credulity. The Bible on a number of occasions treats children in the womb as fully human. We wonder how we have got into a position where killing defenceless human beings became a “human right”? We question any definition of human rights that leads to the destruction of human life. We are therefore calling on the Secretary of State to stop moves to impose the commissioning of abortion. We are concerned that the flouting of God’s law will further increase God’s judgment upon our nation.

We are also shocked that the Secretary of State should contemplate over-ruling the devolution of powers to Stormont to bring in such a regulation. If this is the way things are to be done then devolution and the views of the majority of people in Northern Ireland which are still against abortion mean nothing. We ask him if he is really going to continue to undermine democracy in Northern Ireland by imposing things that the people do not want? To simply force unwanted doctrinaire regulations on people is not a way to ensure stability or confidence in democracy in our community.

“…for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Revelation 1 verse 9

If you would like more information about this topic, contact details are below.

Convenor: Rev Gordon Dane
Tel. 07709117500

Secretary: Rev. David McLaughlin
Tel. 07857 474320