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British MP Shows Daughter’s Ultrasound in Parliament, Chaos Ensues
LifeSite News ^ | 7/6/18 | SPUC

Posted on 07/10/2018 6:22:47 PM PDT by marshmallow

July 6, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – An MP held up a scan of his unborn baby in the Commons chamber to make a point about parental leave offered to members of parliament.

A baby first

The SNP's David Linden wanted more time to debate the principle of proxy voting - where another MP votes on a colleague's behalf, for example when they are on paternity leave - so it could be voted on later. Holding the picture aloft, Mr Linden told colleagues: "This is my daughter to be born in the autumn, so I'm particularly keen to see this be put in place as soon as possible."

The debate was pulled yesterday because of two Government statements and an urgent question, but Mr Linden may have unknowingly broken new ground - SPUC's sources believe that this is the first time an ultrasound scan of an unborn child has been shown in the Commons chamber.

Rarely acknowledged

In fact, despite the fact that abortion has been debated an unusual amount in recent months, the very mention of the unborn child is unusual enough to be noticed. During Stella Creasy's emergency debate on repealing sections of the Offences Against the Person Act (which would decriminalise abortion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland), the DUP's Sammy Wilson noted that the debate "has of course reflected the views of those who wish to control their own bodies, but what about the unborn child? That side has been lacking in most of the speeches today. What rights and protections does the state afford to unborn children?"

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 07/10/2018 6:22:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Who are the anti-science ones?

2 posted on 07/10/2018 6:27:11 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: marshmallow

When Roe v Wade was decided ultrasound was, “in its infancy”.

It was hard to tell a, “blob of tissue” from a baby with a heartbeat.

3 posted on 07/10/2018 6:27:48 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: marshmallow

Isn’t the SNP ultraleftwing? Or did the guy goof and not realize he was accidentally making a prolife point?

4 posted on 07/10/2018 6:39:00 PM PDT by jarwulf
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To: ifinnegan

Yes !

5 posted on 07/10/2018 7:06:53 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: outofsalt
In a way, the new 4-D technologies are splendid, revolutionary. So thrilling the first time I saw and heard my son's heartbeat!

In another way, people have known always and forever that there is a child inside a pregnant woman. In so many languages they call pregnancy being "with child." Thousands of years ago. How would they not know?

The Prophets of Israel and the Fathers (and Mothers) of the Church spoke of unborn prophets called by name, and sanctified children in the womb.


Mary and Elizabeth and John and Jesus Christ

6 posted on 07/10/2018 7:23:54 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you: to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you for saying that. I was trying to come up with a way to say that women know and feel the extra heartbeat within them. No need for ultrasound.

7 posted on 07/10/2018 7:27:44 PM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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To: marshmallow

Why did parliament get its panties in a wad?

After all, it’s just a picture of a “blob of tissue.”



8 posted on 07/10/2018 9:09:49 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didnÂ’t.")
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