Republicans give, they take away


To the editor:

Life begins at the point of conception. No one can deny that after a human being is conceived, it will develop into the very same being as those debating this issue.

What astounds me is that those who favor abortion went through an identical development stage as the being they are condemning to death. Would these very same people agree that a similar choice should have been made about their own existence? How may human lives have been lost that could have added to our society in so many ways?

Abortion today is used primarily as a birth control of convenience because people are too self-centered to take precautions. They prefer their own pleasurable self-indulgence over the care and sanctity of the life they created.

Whatever happened to taking responsibility for one’s actions in this country? Is it too much to ask a woman who has conceived to place the child into adoption? Nine months of discomfort is nothing compared to life in prison for voluntary manslaughter.

And what about consenting to sex with a male? Is that part of the equation, too? Or has abortion just become another extension of the women’s liberation movement started in the late 1960s, which coincidently boosted membership on or about the same date as Roe v. Wade?

Does the father of the child have a say in this? And what about the U.S. Constitution? Are not all people conceived in this country deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

I believe abortion is a crime against humanity and should be outlawed. We need to overturn Roe v. Wade, and get back to cherishing life in this country. For a country that murders its children cannot be far from self-destruction.

Back in 1973, a Supreme Court decision — Roe v. Wade — legalized abortion by a 7-2 vote. Six of the seven justices in the majority were Republican appointees. The only Democrat appointee, Byron White, voted against it.

Back then, the Republican motto was “government is best that governs least.” Hence the Republicans giveth, and the Republicans taketh away.

Joe Bialek

EDITOR’S NOTE: Only five of the seven justices in the majority were Republican nominees. Associate Justice William O. Douglas was nominated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939, while Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967.

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Joe Bialek,