Update 10 January 2018: A revised draft of Dr. Allinson’s draft Abortion Reform Bill has been published.

Update 28 August 2017: Dr. Allinson’s draft Abortion Reform Bill has now been published. A period of public consultation closes on 18 September 2017.

On 24 January 2017, Dr. Alex Allinson, MHK, requested leave to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that would grant abortion on demand up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, and even allow abortion up to 24 weeks for such trivial reasons as ‘serious social concerns’. Dr. Allinson also wishes to continue and extend the existing law’s unjust discrimination against people with disabilities by permitting children to be killed up to birth where there is a ‘substantial risk of severe disability’. Miss Clare Bettison, MHK, seconded Dr. Allinson’s request. Of the 24 Members of the House of Keys, 21 voted to permit Dr. Allinson to introduce his Bill; only three MHKs – Mrs. Kathleen Beecroft, Mr. Ray Harmer, and Mr. Christopher Robertshaw – voted against.

Dr. Allinson’s proposed Bill would effectively allow unrestricted on-demand abortion up to 24 weeks.

Given experience in the UK with the 1967 Abortion Act, which has stronger (though still wholly ineffective) restrictions, it is clear that Dr. Allinson’s proposed Bill would effectively allow unrestricted on-demand abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

The humanity of the unborn child

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Dr. Allinson and Clare Bettison … are wickedly endeavouring to legalize nothing less than the wholesale murder of children.

The image above shows a baby boy just 10–12 weeks after conception. The full humanity of the child is obvious and undeniable. Dr. Allinson (a GP) and Clare Bettison (a qualified nurse) – both health professionals who surely ought to know better – wish it to be legal to kill children of this age without restriction. Under the deceptive guise of ‘social justice’ and ‘reproductive healthcare’, they are wickedly endeavouring to legalize nothing less than the wholesale murder of children. If Dr. Allinson’s proposed Bill becomes law, he and Clare Bettison will – along with every other MHK who supports the legislation – personally share in the blood-guilt for every innocent child who is consequently slain.

Repentance and forgiveness

Speaking to the religious philosophers at Athens in the first century, Paul the Apostle warned:

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man [Jesus] whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:30–31, NKJV).

We at wish no one to suffer the wrath of God on the day of judgment that is certainly coming. We therefore urge Dr. Allinson, Clare Bettison, and the other MHKs who support them, to repent of their sin, and throw themselves on the mercy of Christ Jesus. All who come to such a penitent faith in Christ – trusting in His life, death and resurrection for them – shall be saved from God’s righteous anger towards sinners:

For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (Romans 10:11–13)