Letter: Protect rights of the unborn
Not only is abortion on demand dead wrong, but it just does not make sense. If you think about it, the "right to choose" (to take the life of an unborn baby) presupposes a right to live. And in exercising a right to choose, the aborter denies ano...
Not only is abortion on demand dead wrong, but it just does not make sense. If you think about it, the "right to choose" (to take the life of an unborn baby) presupposes a right to live. And in exercising a right to choose, the aborter denies another all rights that unborn person may have had, including the right to choose.
The most basic right is the right to live; all other rights emanate from the right to be born. Abortion on demand stamps out the most basic rights of the most indefensible humans, unborn children. In recent decades, millions have been denied the right to life by our allowing abortion on demand to continue.
It is the natural consequence of years of unbridled individualism and humanism. Civilized societies have long recognized human life as a precious gift to be preserved. We, the people, must continue to fight against abortion on demand. Government must provide a framework and a legal system that places a high value on human life by joining us in protecting the rights of the unborn to life.
We should not allow our differences in these matters to become a barrier to helping those in distress -- in this situation, pregnant women (and sometimes their families) who, for a variety of reasons, desire desperately not to have a baby. However, at the same time, we need government that allows and encourages good moral choices driven, not by hatred, but instead by love and concern for our children and fellow citizens. Let's join the citizens of South Dakota in striving to protect the lives of our unborn. Vote pro-life this November!