Bible verses guide this reader’s philosophy on abortion and morality


Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

I was listening to “Donnybrook” and Ray Hartmann repeated the standard line, “I support abortion, because I don’t know when life actually begins.”

What a flimsy, stick-your-head-in-the-sand excuse. Turn on Channel 9 and check out a documentary and see for yourself the miracle of the formation of the human body. At only five weeks, you can detect a heartbeat; the fingerprints of the child are already formed. And you don’t know when life begins? Life begins at Day 1.

But this is all part of “the word game” for those who don’t want to acknowledge the truth: You are killing the defenseless, innocent child.

Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” The king will reply, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) God himself — the king in the parable — identifies with the poor and the needy, and he views injustice to them as a personal insult.

And, Ray, you cannot justify abortion because of the emotional pull of incest or rape. It is a greater wrong to take the life of an innocent child. That old proverb is true: “Two wrongs still don’t make a right.”

Jan Tucker