This Muslim cleric identifies with Hizb ut-Tahrir which ‘is a global Islamic political party whose expressed purpose is to re-establish the Khilafah in the Muslim World and to resume the Islamic way of life upon the method of our beloved Prophet Muhammed SAW Our Da’wah in the UK has the following objectives; (1) To participate in the global call to champion the call for the Khilafah (2) To protect the Muslim community from the reformation and secularisation of Islam. (3) To engage in an intellectual struggle, challenging the ideology of Capitalism. (4) To build a vocal, politically aware Muslim community that exposes British Foreign and Domestic Policy. (5) To encourage Muslims to carry the Islamic dawah through their thoughts and behaviour to people around them.’ https://www.youtube.com/user/hizbuttahrirbritain/about
It is true a woman’s body is her responsibility and therefore she should be making wise choices. Today, she has available to her so-called sex education and numerous contraceptives that one wonders why a woman with any common sense should be getting pregnant in today’s world. Nevertheless, all too often she does and then one hears the war-cry “My body, my choice”! Well, let’s consider:
‘There are a number of clear biological facts, and all sorts of legal precedents, that easily refute the claim that the embryo or fetus is simply part of the mother’s body. Consider the following:
- An individual’s body parts all share the same genetic code. If the unborn child were actually a part of the mother’s body, the unborn’s cells would have the same genetic code as the cells of the mother. This is not the case. Every cell of the unborn’s body is genetically distinct from every cell in the mother’s body. Though it’s possible for someone to have a transplanted organ that does not share the same genetic code as the rest their body, that transplanted organ does match the genetic code of the original donor. The same can not be said of an unborn child.
- Human embryos are not independently generated by the woman. According to former United States Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop,”we should not view the unborn baby as an extension of the woman’s body [because] it did not originate only from the woman. The baby would not exist without the man’s seed.”1
- In many cases, the blood type of the unborn child is different than the blood type of the mother. Since one body cannot function with two different blood types, this is clearly not the mother’s blood.
- In half of all pregnancies, the unborn child is a male, meaning that even the sex of the child is different from the mother.
- As Randy Alcorn states in his book Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments, “A Chinese zygote implanted in a Swedish woman will always be Chinese, not Swedish, because his identity is based on his genetic code, not on that of the body in which he resides.”2
- It is possible for a fetus to die while the mother lives, and it is possible for the mother to die while the fetus lives. This could not be true if the mother and child were simply one person.
- When the embryo implants in the lining of the uterus, it emits chemical substances which weaken the woman’s immune system within the uterus so that this tiny “foreign” body is not rejected by the woman’s body. Were this tiny embryo simply “part of the woman’s body,” there would be no need to locally disable the woman’s immunities.
- It is illegal to execute a pregnant woman on death row because the fetus living inside her is a distinct human being who cannot be executed for the crimes of the mother.3
- As of February 2013, at least 38 states have fetal homicide laws which protect the rights of unborn children independently of the mother (except in the case of abortion).4 These laws make it possible to charge someone who kills a pregnant woman with two counts of murder.
- Sir Albert Liley (the “Father of Fetology”) made this observation in a 1970 speech entitled, “The Termination of Pregnancy or the Extermination of the Fetus?”
Physiologically, we must accept that the conceptus is, in a very large measure, in charge of the pregnancy…. Biologically, at no stage can we subscribe to the view that the fetus is a mere appendage of the mother.5
- The late Christopher Hitchens, a prominent public intellectual, atheist, and abortion advocate wrote the following in his book, God is Not Great:
As a materialist, I think it has been demonstrated that an embryo is a separate body and entity, and not merely (as some really did used to argue) a growth on or in the female body. There used to be feminists who would say that it was more like an appendix or even—this was seriously maintained—a tumor. That nonsense seems to have stopped… Embryology confirms morality. The words “unborn child,” even when used in a politicized manner, describe a material reality.6
No matter how you spin it, women don’t have four arms and four legs when they’re pregnant. Those extra appendages belong to the tiny human being(s) living inside of them. At no point in pregnancy is the developing embryo or fetus simply a part of the mother’s body.’ https://abort73.com/abortion/mothers_body/
- C. Everett Koop, M.D., and Francis A. Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1979), 40.
- Randy Alcorn, Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (Multnomah Publishers, 2000), 57.
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Article 6.5
- “Fetal Homicide Laws,” National Conference of State Legislatures http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/fetal-homicide-state-laws.aspx February 2013.
- Sir William Albert Liley,“The Termination of Pregnancy or the Extermination of the Fetus?” cited by Randy Alcorn, Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments, 58.
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Hachette Book Group. Kindle Edition, 2009), 378-379.
‘Michael Germi was born and raised in a Muslim family in Iran. He migrated to Australia in 2006 with a work and holiday visa. After three years living in Sydney, Michael was invited to church through his Christian friend. Michael didn’t accept his friend’s invitation as it would have been disrespectful to his own religion, but after his friend’s insistence, and a need for an Australian visa, he found excuses to attend a church.
When Michael walked in the church for the very first time in his life, he was so amazed and surprized to see how Christians worship with joy, singing and praising God. He was amazed to see the purity and integrity of Christians as contrasted with what he had heard about Christians back in his home country.
Michael was able to purchase a Bible and start reading it for the first time in his life. Reading the Bible, he realized that the Bible was not powerless and vain as other religious books. He acknowledged that there is the answer in it for life and it could change his life. The Bible was so precious to him that he read it for many hours each day. He was able to read through the Bible once in three weeks. The Bible was satisfying his soul and mind, but he was not sure how he could be sure of his eternal destiny, until he met Keith Piper, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in North Rocks who told Michael out of the Bible how he could be sure of going to heaven. Hearing the gospel, Michael acknowledged his sinfulness and realized that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty of his sins. Michael received Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour on the 29thAugust 2009 claiming Romans10:13 and John1:12 and everything changed in his life after that.
Michael surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus for ministry on the very first day of his salvation. The Lord started to lead and direct him and called him to study theology at SBBC (Sydney Bible Baptist College) to prepare for ministry. After four years studying hard, Michael was able to graduate from Bible College in 2014.
Currently, Michael serves at Liberty Baptist Church in North Rocks as a preacher and he ministers to Farsi speaking people in Sydney. During Pastor Piper’s Bible studies he interprets the lessons from English to Farsi so Farsi speaking people can understand and be edified. Michael has written two Christian books, “Learn Of Me” and “Sweeter Than Honey”. Michael’s vision is to preach the gospel to his own people and others in person as well as through media so that they can come to know Jesus as their Saviour and have eternal life.’ http://www.libertybaptistchurch.com.au/pastoral-team/michael-germi/