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On Abortion
By Robert Holston


February 18, 2013
Monday PM


Mr. Oftedahl makes some interesting points in his recent letter on abortion. Unfortunately for him and those who share his unfortunate opinion, their position neglects the validity of sophomore biology and basic forensic science. Unfortunately the opinion that abortion ends a life before it has a chance to begin exhibits scientific ignorance and is blatantly axiomatic.

The biologic facts clearly state that the moment of conception is when new life begins. When the sperm enters the egg 50% of each parents DNA is united and knit together in an instant. That little human has the same DNA at that instant that it will have if she lives to age 90! To prevent her life from beginning is NOT called abortion because abortion kills an innocent individual human life. To prevent a life from beginning IS called, “self control”, abstinence or birth control. Period.

Many may share their opinions but facts speak more loudly than opinions. A few facts are: #1. Child abuse has INCREASED since Roe V. Wade. Killing unwanted babies has NOT diminished child abuse the past 40 years. In the first 10 years after legalizing abortions in America, child abuse has increased over 500% according to the National Center of Child Abuse & Neglect. During the past 40 years we have 55,000,000 feweryoung lives due to abortion, thus skewing the figures towards increased child abuse. should those killed been allowed to live. #2. Killing a baby in the womb IS child abuse and it happens about 4,000 times every day in the U.S.A. #3. Abortion is an
industry in the U.S. fueled by profits from repeating customers. #4. Abortion does not promote responsibility of fatherhood. To the contrary, fatherless families and unwed motherhood has skyrocketed in the last 40 years.

Roe V Wade is antiquated thinking, an abuse of human rights and as long as it is the law of this land it becomes a difficult sell to convince other countries that we are the shinning light on the hill representing the apex of human rights & respect for life.

Rob Holston
Ketchikan, AK


Received February 14, 2013 - Published February 18, 2013





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