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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 am

Jan. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Fifty-five million children have been killed by legalized abortion on demand since that decision was made by our Supreme Court. It's difficult to comprehend the number. This is almost equal to the size of California and New York combined, or almost 18 percent of the entire United States population.

Our country would look entirely different today had those babies been given a chance to live. These lives could've been people with jobs, with the potential of creating jobs for other people. There would be men and women marrying, having children of their own. Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters are missing because of abortion!

Life isn't a choice, it's a gift. Only our Creator has the right to give and take life. I'm pro-choice — the choice of life for a baby who has no voice or choice.

Science has proven that the baby's heart is beating 21 days after fertilization and brain waves are detected in the sixth week. At 20 weeks, the baby can feel pain. At the time of conception, the DNA of both parents and 46 chromosomes are present in this miracle called life.

There are many resources available for woman who are dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. The Pregnancy Resource Center here in Lodi has open arms for women who are in a crisis pregnancy. Abortion is not the only option available.

I was disappointed with the News-Sentinel for having absolutely no coverage on the Walk for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 25, where over 500,000 people walked peacefully for the end of abortion and the support of life, or in San Francisco on Jan. 26, where over 60,000 people walked for life. With the media being so quiet on the issue of abortion, it speaks volumes about what they support and believe in.

We've become desensitized to the reality of life being taken by the thousands each day through the vile, inhumane act of abortion. The pro-life movement is growing. Christians and non-Christians alike are coming together for the sake of the unborn and hurting mothers and fathers who suffer in the wake of their terrible decision.

Please choose life!

Suzanne Houck

Lodi

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