Letter to the Editor
Monday, September 6, 2021
These days, the media is full of stories about matters such as constitutional rights, personal choice, trustworthiness, and on and on. Indeed, the Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution declare that government cannot deprive any person of "life, liberty or property" without the process of law. Also, Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." Everyone, according to some, except the unborn child awaiting an abortion.
The unborn child's "inalienable rights" (as in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) are made null and void by abortion. Planned Parenthood prefers to talk about the killing of an unborn child as a "women's health issue." Yes, it would be, if the pregnancy was putting the mother-to-be in physical danger. But that is not the case in the vast number of abortions. No, they are more for the convenience of the pregnant female.
The writers of the Declaration and the Constitution were very clear in explaining the right to life. If we do not have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness go by the wayside. Clearly our forefathers were looking to the future, acknowledging that life is sacred, and should not be denied to those who represent future generations. We who have inherited this legacy have not done a very good job of preserving it.