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Condemn logic of abortion-loving Christians

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

We are living at a time when persons with testicles demand the right to compete in athletic events as women and to be addressed with feminine pronouns. Some persons with wombs wish to be regarded as the father of the child that is delivered from that womb.

It should, therefore, come as no surprise that some persons who self-identify as ‘Christian’ support and defend the wilful, deliberate killing of ‘inconvenient’, innocent, unborn human beings, albeit up to the 12th week of intrauterine life.

But what is the basis for 12 weeks? What magical act of transformation occurs one second after the stroke of midnight on the 84th day of gestation? Indeed, we know that ultrasounds used to date the age of a baby in the womb are accurate within a margin of two weeks on either side. Further, at 10-12 weeks gestation, the vital organs are fully developed and beginning to function. Fingernails and hair are starting to appear, the ovaries of a female appear around this time, and the baby is kicking and swallowing.

Of course, persons who self-identify as Christian have defended social evils in the past. The slave trade, Nazi genocide, and apartheid are a few that come to mind. In all these cases, no one changed their mind about the evil of those practices. Instead, the professed Christianity of the supporters was what was questioned.

In this case, these self-identified Christians are wilfully ignorant of what all persons of any or no faith MUST know: It is unlawful to deliberately kill an innocent human being.

DOREEN BRADY-WEST

drbradywest@gmail.com

Kingston 6