To The Daily Sun,
In response to Denise Burke's letter of August 29, one shouldn't use historical quotes unless you are comfortable in your understanding of the context of the quote, that you know what the author was addressing, what is the historical context, what did it mean to the intended hearers, and, in light of these things, is it actually applicable to the conversation. Otherwise you become as James Veverka, trying to dazzle people with your quotes that in reality only cause us to talk past each other. I'm studying trying to piece together what actually happened and then share it with the readers. You're ripping off quotes that seem, to you, to support your position without much concern for what actually happened. Consequently, communication never happens.
As to abortion: That we have become brats so insensitive to the human life in a mothers womb that you say we'll stomp our feet like unruly children and kill the baby with a coat hanger and then scrape out his remains if you don't let us do it legally, that's your defense of abortion? If it wasn't an evil necessary to keep their progressive philosophy of life, sex, and pleasure and the coming new world order, in place — it's such a flimsy defense — the media would crucify anyone, bringing such a defense, but it has become politically correct to say such things so no one challenges it. The human fetus has become the Negro slave of the 21st Century. We have, in effect removed all rights from him/her. And he has no voice of his own to speak out on his behalf. Therefore the prolife community speaks out on their behalf.
We kill a bug with hardly a twinge of conscience. We are a higher life form. Yet did you ever watch a spider try to get away just before you kill it. That spider wants to live. I can promise you, that baby that a mother chooses to abort wants to live also. He/she is a human being. Yet we for all practical purposes have removed all legal protection from him if his mother for any reason decides to kill him. You say it is a private matter. But the baby has no voice in it. She's a human baby, not a bug. She wants to live. But that doesn't matter? We'll kill her with a coat hanger if you don't let us do it legally and if we perchance die of infection that will be on you; that's a good argument? It's one from the hardness of our hearts and is dripping with rebellion and injustice.
And for what but our own self will and pleasure, and for the shirking of responsibility? Who have we become? If this is the new woman? I like the old one better. Remember, the one who nurtures.
Furthermore, our Declaration of Independence set in writing the founding principle on which our nation was built. It says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I present to you that each life is created at conception, not when she comes forth from the womb. To remove legal protection from a fetus is clearly a wondering away from, not an enhancement of these principles.
A woman finds that she is pregnant. She finds herself in a dilemma. Unless she was raped she's made some choices that brought about that situation, the man too. She now has a baby in her womb. They didn't want one. What does she do? She now has a human life in her womb. The liberal solution: forget about the Declaration, deny the fetus the right to life. Problem solved. But not before God. Students of history might notice that it's almost the same thing that we did to the Negro slaves. That is to deny to a class of human beings the rights that our founders, in writing declared to the world are self evident and unalienable, and for the protection of which we were separating from our mother country. If our present philosophy of life requires us to do such things as to make the killing of unborn babies legal; maybe it's time to reexamine the foundation of that philosophy.
Denise, if God were to give Debi and I a child at this time in our lives it would be a great thrill. I will not enter the nature, nurture debate here though. Also, there are crazies in the world, on all sides of the political spectrum, but to lay that at the feet of the prolife movement is not right.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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