We have made a covenant with death,

…and with hell are we at agreement;

Justine Greening, the bent Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities has now got a new title to add to her illustrious Ministerial CV. She will now be known as Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities, and Minister for Northern Irish Abortion Service Candidates’ Transportation ( Final Solution Dept.)

I have always been a fan of the King James Bible, itself one of Humanity’s most prized religious works. Not so much for the beliefs which are catalogued within its bound borders, but for the clarity of it’s English.

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart [from her], and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges [determine].  And if [any] mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,  Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

I have stated before my opposition to the very act of abortion, legal though it may be in three of the four Nations which comprise Great Britain. To dispose of a baby whilst still in the womb is a grave and calculated act; and although the vast, indeed the overwhelming majority of those tiny dead souls were killed because they were ‘unwanted’, they died legally because Parliament has said so.

As all who take note of both British and Northern Irish politics must be aware, it is the DUP votes which prop up the Tory Government’s rule within Westminster. I wonder if Arlene Foster has commented, or even called her ‘bestest’ friend in 10 Downing Street to maybe register her, and her Party’s strong objections to the blatant overrule of the D.U.P.’s strictures and opinions on abortion by Ms. Greening’s (Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities and Minister for Northern Irish Abortion Service Candidates Transportation ( Final Solution Dept.) attitude towards British citizens resident in the province who will now be given free travel to the mainland, in order to kill their unborn children legally, and without further monetary charge (May our wonderful and bounteous NHS be ever praised)?

6 comments for “We have made a covenant with death,

  1. Mudplugger
    October 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Whatever our personal views on abortion may be, this situation comes about because Northern Ireland is in a state of preparation for its unification with the Republic.

    The abortion issue is not the only element where ‘moral’ law is strangely different from the rest of the UK (of which it is frequently said NI is an integral part and, therefore should expect identical legal treatment). The age of consent in NI is 17, not 16 as in the rest of the UK – strangely (or not), it is also 17 in the Republic – spooky that.

    This ‘bodge’ by Greening is just a crude way of temporarily bridging the differences until NI is absorbed by the Republic, by which time even the Republic may have changed its stance on the topic. But those basic laws in NI will remain unchanged for now, simply to make that planned future integration process easier.

    • BobH
      October 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      I don’t think you are right.
      Catholicism is well known for its objection to abortion. However, to my limited experience, Protestantism in NI is far more evangelical and bible based than the lukewarm protestant church we see on the mainland.

      I suspect that’s because of its experience of the true nature of Catholicism through the struggles.

      NI Catholicism is anti abortion because its the Vatican policy.
      NI Protestantism is anti abortion because they believe their bibles. It has nothing to do with unification.

      • Mudplugger
        October 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        I’m not trying to address the theologies, more the practical considerations being faced by the UK Government as it tries to square the circle between the different levels of ‘liberalism’ on mainland UK/Ireland and the agreed objective of reunification, as outlined in the unpublished section of the Good Friday Agreement.

        The same issue is behind the complexities of the border arrangements post-Brexit – it would be simple to fix, were it not for that same future plan. Nothing must be put in place which may inhibit reunification in due course, hence the ‘abortion bodge’.

    • October 26, 2017 at 10:23 am

      “”Whatever our personal views on abortion may be..””

      Do we have ‘personal views’ on rape, murder, shoplifting, mugging, beheading strangers in the street, that wander anywhere further than IT IS WRONG?

      • Mudplugger
        October 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

        There is a consensus acceptance in our society that rape, murder, shoplifting, mugging, beheading strangers in the street are indeed wrong – but that’s all it is, a consensus.

        There is no such consensus on abortion: just as firmly as some believe it is an absolute wrong, others believe there are circumstances when it is not. That’s why it’s a personal view.

  2. Mona
    October 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    There are no boundaries to the obscenities to which humans will lower themselves. Greening is an example of that obscenity.

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