Unborn children have a right to life

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To the editor:

In a recent letter to the opinion column entitled "Call it pro birth not pro life," the writer stated that most Democrats and Republicans are pro choice, not pro abortion. The writer would do well to examine the 2012 plank for the Republican Party as it states that the unborn child has a right to life.

What is really being said when one is said to be pro choice? Isn't it a given that the first and automatic choice is life, in which case the death of the child would be the product being able to choose something other than pro life? Is there anything confusing about that? 

The writer goes on to state that women need to have a choice with their bodies. That's all well and good but the little life inside of them proves that it is not their body as after nine months it is physically separated from the mothers' body and assumes its place in the world. It may have totally dependent on the mother but it has a life of its own. Now for the rambling religious part: in the Bible in the book of Jeremiah, chapter 1, verse 5, God says to Jeremiah:" Before I formed you in your mothers' womb, I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." Do you understand the enormity of that statement? That God has known us from the beginning of eternity, that we are all a part of His plan, and we all have a role in that plan. When we take any unborn life we are not just aborting a human life, but also acting contrary to what God may have planned for that individual regardless of the circumstances of that mother and child.

Seeking a return to a moral and just society with Godly family values would far outweigh forcing taxpayers to subsidize immorality and irresponsibility, seeing as how the illegitimate birthrates are soaring and STDs' are widespread. It would appear that for the last couple of generations as a country, we haven't been raising our children very well. Let's not keep subsidizing that which is tearing us down, but instead force people to recognize that actions have consequences.

Al Kinkade

Port Republic

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