Once again, we are hearing the same tired arguments in favor of abortion. “A woman must be able to control her own body.” No country allows people complete control over their own bodies. We have laws against self-mutilation, drug abuse, suicide and prostitution.
Furthermore, a child in the womb has a unique DNA code that is different from either parent, so even though the baby is in the mother’s womb, it is not “her” body. Just because you are in a garage, does that make you a car?
We hear Planned Parenthood, “Every child a wanted child.” We have many couples who would be delighted to adopt that child someone aborted a minute ago.
At https://thefederalist.com/2016/08/18/why-so-many-families-who-want-to-adopt-cant/ we find for every baby available, 36 couples are wanting to adopt.
A recent letter to the editor reads, “If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one.” She should have been here in the 1850s to say, “If you don’t believe in slavery, don’t own a slave.”
We also read, “Another problem with this forced birth movement is that it is based in religion. The constitution clearly states that there will be no State religion. People have the absolute right to believe and worship however they want. What is unconstitutional is forcing others to live by that set of beliefs.”
This is another common erroneous argument that must be answered in my next letter.
Russell A. Scott