A cleft pallate is a common birth defect that while it can be a challenge, is easily fixed with simple and cheap surgery (and sometimes surgeries). However, in England and Wales, some people are choosing to murder their unborn children with this and at such high rates that they have risen 150% over the last decade as well as abortions for babies diagnosed with down syndrome has doubled according to the Christian Post.
The number of unborn babies legally aborted in England & Wales following a diagnosis of cleft lip and cleft palate has risen by 150% since 2011, according to the U.K. Parliament.
At least 223 abortions were performed on unborn babies with cleft lip over the last 10 years, and the annual number of such terminations increased from 10 in 2011 to 25 in 2018, it was revealed in response to a parliamentary question asked by pro-life MP Fiona Bruce this week.
The actual number of abortions for cleft lip could be much higher, as such abortions are routinely under-reported. In 2013, a study of a European register showed that the number of abortions for cleft lip and palate was possibly at least 10 times higher than what was being reported, according to Right to Life UK.
The number of babies aborted in 2010 for Down’s syndrome, for example, was double that officially recorded — 886 compared to 482, according to Joan Morris, national coordinator for Eurocat and professor of medical statistics at Queen Mary, University of London, The Times (of London) reported in 2013. Eurocat is a European network of registers for congenital anomalies. (source)
There is a tremendous amount of talk coming out of Western Europe, such as the UK, about nationalism and “saving our nation” from “those Muslims” and other peoples. However, what is to be said of people who insist upon murdering their own for birth defects, no matter what the types?
The value of any society is in her people, and while it is always good to want the health of people, one cannot go about pursuing this by murdering those who are weaker or who have problems. Human beings reflect the natural world, but are separable from it because man is made in the “image and likeness of God” (Gen 1:26). One does not “kill the weak” like in the animal world, but rather the measure of a society is judged by how man relates to those who are weaker than he.
If other peoples insist upon embracing their own lives while the ‘natives’ murder their own, how can their society be defended?