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Even unborn lives must be kept sacred

Claims of Planned Parenthood that it provides “family planning” and “reproductive health care” are a despicable piece of disinformation. The fact is: the main business of Planned Parenthood is providing abortions, a very profitable business for a “nonprofit organization.” They claim to defend a woman’s right to choice. In their vocabulary, “choice” means “abortion.” The trucks of Bio-Ethics Reform seen on freeways of the Bay Area and Sacramento carried large pictures of “Choice”: bloody parts of aborted babies.

The early leaders of the feminist movement, Elizabeth C. Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, hated and abhorred abortion. They saw abortion as not only the killing of a child, but as a vile exploitation of women, and never “as an answer to the problem of pregnancy.” The present leader of Feminists for Life, Christina F. Fitch, emphasized: “Abortion ends life of an unborn child and does untold physical and emotional damage to the dead child’s mother. Legal abortion is not as safe as giving birth.”

Every human life is precious. It should not be terminated for convenience or as obstacle to a woman’s career and chance for promotion. Such an attitude seems heartless and selfish. Just imagine: The aborted baby could have become a scientist, a poet, a talented artist or even a professional football player – God only knows.

In his proclamation of the National Sanctity of Human Life Day, Jan. 20, 2002, President Bush quoted Thomas Jefferson: “The care of human life and happiness, not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government; … caring for children, born and unborn.” In obvious challenge to the Supreme Court, he declared: “Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.”

Before the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion will be overturned, our whole society needs a change of heart.

Peter Pohorsky

Grass Valley

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