●EDITORIAL● Say a big “NO” to Abortion

Regardless of where you are, you should never allow abortion to be legalized. The abortion bill has just been passed in the parliament of New South Wales and it is now being deliberated in the Senate. That is very sad because this writer believes that abortion is direct murder of a human being.

At a Jesuit-managed school in the Philippines where I was educated, students are taught that God breathes a soul at the same time the female egg is fertilized by a sperm cell inside the woman’s reproductive system.

I am no doctor or scientist but my faith tells me that there is a human being developed in a foetus or an embryo. To kill that foetus or embryo is premeditated murder.

“The distinction between embryo and foetus is made based on gestational age. An embryo is the early stage of human development in which organs and critical body structures are formed. An embryo is termed a foetus beginning in the 11th week of pregnancy, which is the 9th week of development after fertilization of the egg.” ━ (medicine.net)

Though it is illegal in the Philippines, all you need is ask. There are many so-called ‘specialists’ who will perform abortion for a handsome fee.

Article II of the 1987 Constitution says that “the State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution.”

Here in Australia, I am not really surprised that the NSW Parliament has passed the abortion bill. Blame it to the criminal mentality of The First Fleet or expelled convicts from the UK, many of whom are probably atheists.

It is only here in Sydney where I encountered so many atheists. In my home country, where more than 80 per cent are Christians, I have met Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Agnostics. A fellow worker once asked me to prove that there is a God. I simply replied: For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For the unbeliever, no proof will ever suffice.

So, I returned the favour by asking the person: What happens when a person dies? Her pert reply was: “Nothing. I simply disappear into oblivion.”

My follow-up question was: Because you do not believe in the existence of Heaven or Hell, what reason do you have to be good while you are still alive? There was silence. You could hear a pin drop into the concrete floor.


Updated: 2020-01-28 — 22:48:11