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October 03, 2006

Votes on life issues

How do you know when an election is close? When articles and letters begin appearing The Star proclaiming how “pro-life” their particular party is.

The common theme is a belief that all pro-life issues are equal, when nothing could be further from the truth. The key word in pro-life is life, the opposite of which is death. When people support abortion or euthanasia, they cannot call themselves pro-life.

As a society, we are guilty of the worst genocide in history. Over 45 million have been killed by abortion, many times more than Hitler killed in the Holocaust.

All of the other pro-life issues are important but pale in comparison to the slaughter of the innocent children. That is why when I vote I first consider the candidate’s position on abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research (don’t be fooled by the Missouri amendment — it is human cloning in sheep’s clothing).

Bob Baskerville
Raymore

Comments

Old Drum

Let us think about the implication of this letter. Consider the following as if it were true:

As a society, we are guilty of the worst genocide in history. Over 45 million have been killed by abortion, many times more than Hitler killed in the Holocaust.

All of the other pro-life issues are important but pale in comparison to the slaughter of the innocent children.

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If the letter writer, or anyone who agrees with this letter, truly believes that the US has allowed "the the worst genocide in history," then it would follow the genocide must be stopped. NOW!

As we all know, attempts were made to kill the architects of the Holocaust and some of those attempts succeeded, and after the end of the war, those that carried out the Holocaust were tried for crimes against humanity and executed.

Given those facts, this letter provides not only a justification for bombing abortion clinics and killing those who perform abortions, but given its stark language, would seem to demand that such bombings and executions should have occurred years ago.

How responsible is it to print a letter whose arguments would justify violence against anyone who performs a medical procedure that the US Supreme Court has ruled is permissible?

(Of course, putting gay marriage into the mix with abortion suggests the writer of this letter has a serious problem with being logical. This lack of logic also raises the question of why valuable space for letters was used to print this letter.)

 
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