Life is precious, from conception up until natural death. Unfortunately, Finnish law does not protect the sanctity of life. According to current law, abortion is available in practice until 12 weeks, with special permission until 20 weeks, and, in the case of a disabled fetus, until 24 weeks.
The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me.
The current Finnish abortion law is unacceptable, as the sanctity of life should be protected from its beginning at conception, until its natural end. In the year 2017, as many as 9,360 children were aborted in Finland - that is 9,360 children too many! Fetuses are human from the moment of conception, so why does the law not protect the most vulnerable members of society? And why are we not saying anything about it?
St Mary's Youth Group on Jan 12:
Being a pro-lifer
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
What happens in the womb?
Weeks 4-8 - The baby’s heart starts to beat, brain activity is detectable, and every organ is present.
Week 12 - That is about 3 months! At this point, the fetus feels and responds to skin stimulation. Abortion until this point is fully legal in Finland.
Week 20 - That is about 5 months! The baby has been able to hear for a week now. Abortion in special situations is still legal.
Week 25 - That is more than 6 months! The eyes open and the baby begins to respond to sound. Abortion of a disabled child is fully legal until this point.