Gender Selection Abortion Scandal In UK: The Countess of Grantham Responds

Gender Selection Abortion Scandal In UK: The Countess of Grantham Responds

It is of the mysterious wisdom of God that we talk, the wisdom that was hidden…  None of the rulers of the age recognized it…    –   1Corinthians 2

An investigation in The Telegraph reveals a gender-selection abortion scandal in UK.   It is Interesting that this is considered a scandal.  Hasn’t this genie been out of the bottle since 1967?

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel, who introduced the abortion act in 1967, said it needed to be made publicly clear that “whatever happens in other countries, this practice is not acceptable in this country.”

Lord Steel opened the gates of hell in the 60’s and now wants to put some of the demons back in their stables, and snubs his nose at those other countries that practice gender-specific abortion.  We can just hear him channeling the Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbeywe are not like those barbarians in our former colonies.

Lord Steel has been having some second thoughts about abortion since those euphoric days of sexual/social revolution in the 60’s.  From a 2007 article in The Guardian:

Lord Steel, architect of the 1967 Abortion Act, says…that abortion is being used as a form of contraception in Britain and admits he never anticipated “anything like” the current number of terminations…[Read this to better understand the phenomena of repeat abortions that Lord Steel references.-KB]

Leaders like Lord Steel fail to understand the forces they unleash upon their societies when they introduce revolutionary social change in the name of progress…even with the best of intentions.  (Good intentions allied with revolutionary fervor have caused more death and destruction in the last century than at any time in human history.) Now that we have dehumanized, desecrated and in later stage abortions tortured unborn human babies to death,  some of the abortion rights revolutionaries are saying “some of these female fetuses…in certain circumstances…need to be protected.”

If I may have the Countess of Grantham address His Lordship in her inimitable style:

Pray tell Lord Steel, where lies the moral or political authority you or any other pro abortion activist draws upon to issue your statements condemning gender selection abortions?  If we are to use the language of the pro abortion revolutionaries…is this not a private and personal health care decision between a woman and her doctor?   How does the architect of legal abortion in the UK criticize the practice of sex selection abortion in some of our less civilized former colonies?  Lord Steel how many female citizens of the United Kingdom have been lost to abortion since 1967? ( Millions. )

 Taking slight liberty with an actual exchange between Sir Richard Carlisle and the Countess from the Downton series:


Lord Steel:  I’m leaving the morning Lady Grantham, I doubt we’ll meet again.

Dowager Countess of Grantham: Do you promise?

Deconstructing the Abortion Rights Construct   

 The scandal of gender-selection abortion reveals that the pro abortion construct is built upon moral quicksand:

Abortion is a private personal decision.  A woman must have total control over her body and reproductive health.   This principle cannot be violated as it is a fundamental civil right.

How can you accept this premise…and then tell a woman it is not ok to abort her baby because for some reason the parents do not want a female child.   Couldn’t they just as easily say they are under emotional stress, or they lost their job, or they are worried about the environment and consider it immoral to overpopulate the planet?  Aren’t these reasons OK?

I may not be as learned and clever as Lord Steel and the other architects of our enlightened age.  However it seems to me that if abortion is wrong in cases where the reason for aborting is the gender of the fetus then it is equally wrong for any other reason.  Focusing on the issue of gender reveals both the humanity of the fetus and the need to protect the dignity and well being of all unborn human life.

You can’t have it both ways and cry out “whoa…hold on a second; this gender selection stuff is really bad!”  You can’t cry foul now that pro-choice feminism ends up serving the goals of patriarchal oppression.  You let the genie out of the bottle in 1967… and this genie is diabolical and nasty.  It not only has an insatiable appetite for the destruction of unborn life, it also viciously attacks the hearts and souls of those that experience this loss.

With that said, we must support all legislative efforts that reduce the number of abortions.   Please pray for Lord Steel.  He is clearly having some second thoughts as the natural consequences of abortion unfold in his country.  May he discover the source of a wisdom that has its foundation not in the passing fads of political ideology, but in a foundation that draws from the Wisdom of God.  May Lord Steel come to repent of his role in unleashing the scourge of abortion upon his land.

Lasting Wisdom (1Corintians 2, 6-10)

When I came to you, brothers, proclaiming the mystery of God, I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.  For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I came to you in weakness* and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive (words of) wisdom,* but with a demonstration of spirit and power,so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Yet we do speak a wisdom to those who are mature, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.  Rather, we speak God’s wisdom,* mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory, and which none of the rulers of this age* knew; for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  But as it is written:

“What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,

and what has not entered the human heart,

what God has prepared for those who love him,”

this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.


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