How Sweet the Sound
I've been savoring Eric Metaxas' superlative book
Amazing Grace since a friend gave it to me for my
last BD. I can't say enough about how well written this book is
and how much one can learn beyond the details in Amazing Grace, the movie.
Imagine my delight when World Net Daily my favorite news source, published this
Wilberforce descendant condemns abortion
'We are no better than those slave traders'
Posted: March 31, 2008
10:08 pm Eastern
A great, great grandson of successful anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce is addressing the contemporary "slavery" issue, abortion.
In a commentary on a United Kingdom blog, Gerard Wilberforce wrote he believes his ancestor, who campaigned for years for the end of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, which led to the abolition of slavery through out British Empire in 1833, would consider the two activities similar.
"I am often asked what would be the campaigns Wilberforce would be fighting if he were alive in 21st century Britain. I believe that there would be a number of different issues – among them human trafficking and the scourge of drugs. But almost certainly at the top of the list, would be the issue of abortion," wrote Gerard Wilberforce, a Catholic priest.
"As the Human Fertilization and Embryology bill comes before Parliament over the next few weeks, the opportunity presents itself to amend the abortion act," he continued. "With the number of abortions having reached 200,000 per year in the UK alone, the time is right to tighten up the law that was designed to protect women by ending illegal abortion, but never to allow such a high degree of deprived life."
He said there are "great similarities" between the preborn child and the status of African slaves 200 years ago.
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