That Voice keeps nagging at me to fight abortion. Regina Brett's column on October 19th fired up that voice again and this is my response. I think I left out half of what came to mind. I must plant some electrodes in my brain so I can record my thoughts, that way I won't leave out that other half.
October 20, 2008
I know from your columns that you are pro-choice. I was brought up to know that choice is good, but with choice comes responsibility. Responsibility to know that my choice has consequences and must be morally correct. Abortion is intrinsically wrong. I find it appalling that there is more public outrage over a mistreated animal than the number of abortions performed in this country. I think the number is 48,000,000 plus since Roe vs. Wade. You make reference in your October 19th column, to a gruesome description of an abortion you received in an e-mail. As gruesome as it may have been, it was probably accurate. How could anyone, especially a doctor, do that to a living baby? At 8 WEEKS, a baby in the womb has brain activity and a nerve network; at 10 WEEKS the heart is beating. As the baby is being aborted by being pulled apart, it screams in pain but no one hears because it is still in fluid.
That being said, this election hallmarks some huge choices in some very trying times. The president we elect is very important to the direction of this country, but he does not introduce the Bills in Congress. Our elected representatives are the ones who enact the legislation that we are governed by. I know you are an intelligent woman, so I don’t have to tell you how this works. This legislation is supposed to reflect the will of the people (the majority). In the past few years, how much of the legislation has been the result of our representative’s own personal views without checking with their constitutients? We the people have become complacent and have been allowing the government to do our thinking and providing everything else in our daily lives. We can’t do anything for ourselves. When government gets too big and tells us what we need instead of us telling them what we need, we are on our way to socialism. Check your history books on socialist countries. Therefore, in this election, if the candidate has such little respect for the unborn, defenseless babies, how can I feel confident in their moral judgment on the people/country/international issues?
You also mention “the voice to heed is the one inside”. The voice inside prompted me to write this response. To hear the voice inside, you have to take a few moments in silence to be able to hear the voice.