Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Letter to the Editor of The Day

Dear Editor,

This country has been grimly duped. The 1972 Roe vs. Wade decision was praised as a way to make abortion "safe, legal and rare," poised to liberate women from the bonds of motherhood. What a Pandora's box was opened.

Thirty-seven years later, abortion is the center of a network of issues that grows ever-more complex. Health care, politics, science, law, families and culture are all affected. The tentacles of this abberation are firmly entwined in our common consciousness and conscience, or what is left of it.

Abortion is tied to divorce, abuse, neglect, infidelity, mistrust, isolation and selfishness. It is used for convenience, to maintain a lifestyle, to hide an affair, to attain a career. Some use it coercively to hide their crimes, some use it for health reasons, ushering in an age of eugenics. In the hands of our government, abortion may be used for population control, political manipulation, and to fuel scientific research.

The methods for killing babies are numerous. The justification for it is weak, but is backed by a strong-willed, well-funded industry that has little or no regard for the rights of others. Contraception and abortion become harder to distinguish. And so far, fifty million people have been killed by it.

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