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‘Snuffing’ out life

Bill Davidson March 7th, 2012

In response to Wanda Jo Stapleton’s Jan. 18 letter to the editor, “Back to the Dark Ages”: That’s an unfortunate analogy, Wanda Jo. I’m pretty sure there were no easy abortions back in the Dark Ages.

I get your intent, though. I’m pretty sure you’re comparing our wonderful advancements in other areas to our backward approach to abortions — we actually make the mother listen to a description of the child she and the doctor are going to kill, “even if both are unwilling.” And to do so, a transducer must “be inserted in the vagina if that method produces the best ultrasound image.”

What torture! Sorry to be crass, but if the fair sex kept other things from being inserted in their vaginas, we wouldn’t have nearly as big a problem. I did find it intensely interesting that you were so passionate about the female abortioner’s comfort and failed to say a word about the life she is planning on destroying. Nor did you mention how lucky you were to arrive at a convenient time for your mother, and that she decided to suffer the problems, discomfort, expense and pain of bringing you into the world instead of snuffing you out like a cigarette butt.

Bill Davidson

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03.10.2012 at 06:40 Reply

A fertilized cell is not a person.

A bunch of cells are not a person.

Tissues are not a person.

A heartbeat does not make a person.  If you think otherwise then you killed a person to have a hamburger. 

A person is someone who can know, have emotions, think, communicate, love, etc.  A woman has these traits.  An embryo or fetus in the first two trimesters indisputably cannot.