Now, thou son of man, whilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations Ezekiel 22:2 AKJV
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Despite living in Milton Keynes I had not heard of the local registered charity Emily's Star until I was asked to deliver a donation of tiny knitted mittens and hats. Emily’s Star raise awareness of Trisomy 18 the UK’s second most common syndrome after Downs. and provide neonatal boxes of gifts for mums and their premature babies. The registered charity is named after the founders own daughter, Emily who passed away at 26 days after an emergency cesarian section and having been found to have Trisomy 18. Unlike Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18 is usually fatal, less than ten percent of babies getting to see their first birthday but some living past their tenth.
Imagine you’re at home. Someone forces open the door and maliciously evicts you whilst simultaneously pulling off your legs, arms and head.
Now imagine there was no public outrage over your murder, not even a whimper of protest from the church. Silence. Maybe the pastors all said it was a political issue or that it's best left to the landlord’s personal choice. The landlord may have felt inconvenienced by having a tenant stay around for nine months and didn’t wish to wait till the tenancy had naturally expired where the tenant could be moved on to one of the many ready and waiting welcoming households. Maybe the landlord felt there was a serious chance the tenant would die anyway so thought it only loving to hasten that death rather than have the inconvenience of saying goodbye in a civilised manner or the hassle of arranging specialised care or the inconvenient expense of an operation.
If we would be horrified to die in such a violent way how much more so should we want to spare children from such a fate? In case you had not yet realised, the tenant in this modern parable is an unborn baby, the home is a womb, a cervix the door and the murdering landlord is the MOTHER!
Andy Burton, Born-Again Christian since 2003, Abolitionist since 2010, Abolition Reformer since 2016. YouTuber since 2017. Lives in Milton Keynes.