This letter is in response to Patrick Radcliff's letter, "Keep abortion laws in place." He states that a quiet compromise to keeping West Virginia abortion laws is the best of all possible worlds. Not in my world it isn't.
Compromising on abortion is never the best, certainly not for the dead unborn and their mothers, and, yes, fathers who suffer months, years and even decades later for their actions. Where would we be now if we had quietly compromised on the Holocaust, slavery, women's and civil rights?
Violence is rare in the pro-life movement. There have been nine murders of abortion providers since 1973. I do not condone these murders. Let's look at the violence against the unborn, the most innocent and vulnerable of the human race. They can't protest, they can't march, they can't demonstrate, they can't vote, they can't even pray. There have been 54,481,567 million deaths of the unborn from abortion since 1973 in the U.S.
Abortion is violent. Go online and look up how abortions are done and what it looks like. It's a crime to harm an eagle, a seal, a turtle and a multitude of other animals in the U.S. But it's legal to kill the unborn for all nine months of pregnancy for any reason. I agree that conservatives talk about the rights of the unborn and the pain suffered by them during abortion. What's wrong with that?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 39 maternal deaths occurred due to illegal abortion in 1972 (the year prior to the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationally). Every death is tragic but the figures used for "back-alley" abortions were grossly exaggerated. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, M.D., who presided over 60,000 abortions including his own child, admitted that he and the founders of NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) fabricated the figures for women having abortions to get the laws against abortion eliminated. Dr. Nathanson died pro-life and Christian. Indeed, Norma McCorvey the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade is now Christian and pro-life. She asked for forgiveness of the millions of women and babies who experienced the violence of abortion.
I pray the great state of West Virginia does follow Mississippi and outlaws abortion. Then we will be a state with Liberty and Justice for all and not just for some.