7 June 2019
by Grace Browne
Warning: This post includes graphic descriptions of abortion procedures.
“The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.”
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, which fell on Tuesday, is a time for individuals and organisations to acknowledge the impact of abuse, in all its forms, against children. It is a time for global observance and a period to reflect upon the most innocent amongst us who suffer at the hands and will of those stronger and more powerful. Let us then take a moment to observe those children who have suffered and died because of abortion. After all, who is more innocent than the unborn?
Remembering the poisoned, suctioned and dismembered
In the past week, it was a disturbing revelation to find that cruelty and aggression against unborn Scottish children was at a ten-year high, as 13,286 unborn children were targeted and killed by abortion. This is an increased death toll of 8.9% compared to the lives lost to abortion in 2017.
The report admitted that in 2018, approximately 11,482 unborn children were killed through chemical abortion. A chemical abortion involves the consumption of two drugs, Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone ensures that the unborn child is stopped from receiving any nutrition and so will be quickly starved or suffocated to death. Misoprostol will then eject the dead unborn child out of the womb to be flushed down a toilet bowl. Tragically, just under 400 of these unborn children killed by chemical abortion were killed in the homes that they should have been raised in through the dangerous DIY abortion policy which allows women to perform abortions at home.
2018 in Scotland also witnessed 1,848 unborn children killed through surgical abortion. A surgical abortion involves the cervix being stretched open and a sharp -edged tube is inserted. The sharp edges help to tear up and dismember the unborn baby into small enough pieces so it can be sucked through the tube. The body parts are then examined to make sure nothing has been left behind. Surgical abortions can also involve forcing the cervix open and using clamps to dismember the unborn child limb from limb. Once the limbs are extracted, the skull can then be crushed and removed.
Shockingly last year, 159 unborn Scottish children lost their lives specifically for possessing a possible disability. Unborn children who are suspected of possessing a foetal anomaly are routinely targeted for termination in the womb. This cruelty against children is reflected in the country’s abortion law which permits unborn children to be killed until the moment of birth if deemed disabled.
The common pattern of child abuse will usually see an infant mistreated and exploited at the hands of those stronger, more powerful or superior. It is a wicked power dynamic which sees the vulnerable exploited simply on the basis of their dependant nature. While the motivations of those involved in abortion are very different, this structure of abuse can be recognised in a practice which sees the strong routinely exploit the vulnerability of those weaker and butcher them.
Global silence and hypocrisy
Child abuse appears to be now in the spotlight of global attention with the UN apparently working hard to help protect children around the world. According to the United Nations, statistics of child abuse include those children killed in conflict, cared for by refugee agencies and those infants killed by domestic violence. Whilst these tragic events deserve recognition, it is truly unsettling to see the UN, an organisation dedicated to preserving international peace, so flippantly disregarding those millions of victims killed by abortion.
Despite it being stated in the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child that ‘the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection before as well as after birth’ the UN appear determined to dismiss their own policy and forsake the unborn child and their basic human rights.
In an appalling example of this, UN Commissioner Kate Gilmore this week condemned abortion bans, which would stop routine violence against unborn children, as ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture.’
Even the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is silent regarding the thousands of unborn children killed by abortion in the United Kingdom. The most blatant irony of the week, however, must be granted to the Scottish Government who are determined to impose a ‘smacking ban’ but have no issue at-all with 36 unborn Scottish children a day being killed by abortion.
The issue of abortion appears to be one of the only forms of child abuse which lingers on with no recognition or condemnation but in fact has become a form of violent abuse now celebrated and promoted as a ‘human right’. It’s time for us to recognise the full extent of abuse circulating within society and ensure that all children are safe from its clutches.