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It is time to rethink Roe versus Wade

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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am

It's interesting that while I was considering a letter of response to a subject raised by John Lucas in his letter published Sept. 27, John Herrick responded to some of the accusations Mr. Lucas made against the Republican party.

I quote Mr. Lucas: "There are several states with Republican majority mandating 'invasive ultrasounds before having an abortion for women who have been raped or victims of incest.'"

The vast number of abortions since Roe vs. Wade have not been performed for those reasons. In cases where they are, the perpetrator of the crime goes free to find another victim while the innocent product of the crime is slain to cover his tracks. Even under those circumstances, there are couples often willing to adopt and some mothers choose to keep their children.

The purpose of sonograms is to give the pregnant woman an opportunity to see her living, moving human baby and to realize it's not a blob of tissue.

Studies have shown that many post-abortion women suffer deep depression and remorse when they realize what they've done. Though we don't hear a lot about it, the trauma of having been a party to the destruction of his own pre-born child can also have a lasting effect on the father.

In its infamous Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973, the then Supreme Court invented a "Woman's Right to Privacy" as a so-called reason for abortion on demand.

Recently a young woman went public with the assertion that the government should pay for birth control products for women. So how "private" is that?

In their Roe vs. Wade decision, the Justices stated that they did not know when life begins. They admitted that if the time arrived when we knew the answer to that, Roe vs. Wade would collapse. Science now shows that life begins at conception.

So now is the time for Congress to pass a life at conception act. It's time to stop the slaughter of innocent human beings. Republicans are certainly not the only ones to value the life of the unborn.

Olive Francis

Lodi

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