Letter: Protect rights of the unborn

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

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To the Editor:

In 1963, Planned Parenthood declared, “An abortion kills the life of the baby after it has begun.” They held this position before they started profiting from abortions. Their position has since changed.

We hear from those who support abortion that it is about the “right to choose.” Even with the advances of science and medical technology over the last 20 years, some people still subscribe to the idea that an unborn baby is not a human life worth protecting. Science has proven many things in this regard, including the fact that a baby in the womb can feel pain. These facts cannot be ignored.

In a good society, no one’s rights should ever be more important than the rights of someone who cannot defend their own life. While the society we live in surely has some accomplishments to be proud of, this could never be considered a good society as long we allow babies to be killed in the name of protecting a “right.”

Those who support abortion will demand “stay out of my body” and “the choice is mine,” all the while ignoring the fact that the true choice was made before the pregnancy began. Self-discipline and personal responsibility really do matter.

Those who are pro-life are committed to advancing the rights of those who cannot defend themselves. Justice is due to those who have been killed but should have had the right to live their entire lives.

I do not judge anyone. Judgment is left to God alone.

Pro-choice Christians may consider this: Jesus was conceived, and Mary carried him in her womb. He was just as human in his mother’s womb as any unborn baby today is human in their mother’s womb. It would have been a horrible thing for someone to take the unborn Christ’s life in the same way it is horrible to take an unborn child’s life today. Why is this “right to choose” so much more important than doing the right thing and opposing this evil?

The tide is turning against abortion. The time has come for those who have been silent to speak out against this atrocity and stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Simon Seibert

DeKalb

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