The Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill made it lawful to manufacture human/animal hybrid embryos ? a blasphemous slight on the image of God in humanity, on the pretext of supposed medical cures perfectly attainable by other means. Parliament rejected a move to lower the upper limit of abortion from 24 to 22 weeks gestation despite medical advances in the treatment of premature babies, making nonsense of the supposed viability argument that brought in the Abortion Act of 1967.
In a new shift, Britain’s new health secretary insisted that there should be a reduction in the time limit for women who are considering getting an abortion. The remarks have already produced criticism from several women’s rights organizations.
Jeremy Hunt, who recently assumed his new role of health secretary, explained that while he understands the seriousness concerning this debate, he feels that reducing the time limit from 24-weeks to 12-weeks is the right point to start with when considering the moment life starts.
“Everyone looks at the evidence and comes to a view about when they think that moment is, and my own view is that 12 weeks is the right point for it ? It is just my view about that incredibly difficult question about the moment that we should deem life to start,” Hunt told The Sunday Times U.K. during an interview.