We are told in Genesis
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
As a society we seem to have become callous and hard. Weekends are filled with binge drinking, and some folks think that if they can remember any of their night out, it couldn’t have been very good. Homosexual activity, illegal 60 years ago, is almost compulsory. In heterosexual relationships, we have gone from a culture in which women guarded their virtue to a hook-up culture where, I am told, it is possible for a man to go to a club and meet a girl for the first time and take her to bed the same night. Related to this is an acceptance of divorce, even in the church. One by-product of our sex-obsessed culture is the conception of children. Alongside the change in attitude has come a change in sex education in schools such that the children are left to feel that there are no psychological effects of having sex outside of marriage, which sounds like state-sponsored encouragement of promiscuity, although that word is probably politically incorrect these days.
Contraception is meant to be much more effective now than it was in the early 1960’s, when, according to one writer, sex was discovered between the publication of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Beatles first LP. Not only are condoms physically stronger and less likely to break, they are thinner and “more sensitive” – don’t even ask how an inanimate thing can be sensitive – and female hormonal contraception is available free to all girls on the NHS, generally as a tablet but also as injection or implant. But even so, in Britain we still have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Europe. Either contraception is less effective than the authorities tell us, or the educators are not managing to get the message through to the children in school that you need to take contraceptive precautions if you are going to have sex but do not want to have a baby.
However, when we have over 300 conceptions in girls aged under 14, that is more than two years below the age of consent, and over 1,400 in girls aged 14, we do have a tragedy on our hands. what seems even more tragic is the effects on those girls, because the proportions of conceptions that end in abortion is highest in the 14 and under groups at over 60%. Given that under-age sex is often an indicator of psychological and social problems, one has to wonder what further problems are being stored up for these children.
This short video by Ray Comfort shows that while people see killing adults as wrong, they often do not think through what they think about abortion. there are no graphic scenes of abortion in the video. I urge you to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI