Reader’s Voice: Abortion deprives life, liberty….

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February 2, 2019
Dear editor;
Virginia lawmakers recently rejected a bill that would have made it permissible to terminate a pregnancy throughout all three trimesters, just like the egregious bill New York recently legalized. While thrilled that Virginia lawmakers had the commonsense to vote this murderous legislation down, and we should celebrate that small victory, Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute reports that “there are 23 other states…that allow full-term babies to be killed and for the same reasons (as NY’s bill). Seven other states allow full-term babies to be killed for any, or no reason.”

Virginia governor Ralph Northam made this sickening statement about abortion Wednesday during a radio interview:

“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”

Northam believes a woman’s choice includes the right to slaughter a full term, fully-formed, newly-born baby. This appalling conviction of the right to murder your own child is barbaric and nauseating. When born, everybody can see that the child’s alive. You can see an innocent, beautiful, living, breathing human being, separate from the body of the mother; a person.

You cannot deny a human, though tiny, a civil right to life under the United States Constitution. The last phrase of the 14th Amendment states: “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

The political left claims that by making abortion illegal, we are taking away a woman’s right to decide what to do with her body. But the fact is the rights of that little baby kicking inside of the woman are valid too. And you are taking away a “woman’s right” to choose what to do with her own body by dismembering the baby and tossing the remains in the trash can.

Abortion is illegal. Not should be illegal, it is illegal. It is written right there in our country’s founding documents. And now our leaders want to kill babies outside of the womb as well as within. How far we have fallen from the shining city on a hill we once were.

Abortion isn’t a right, it’s a crime.
Jenna Smith

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