I would like to respond to Frank Gerace’s letter of January 22, 2010 and to all those who believe we have to protect a women’s reproductive health care. (Abortion)
May I please state a few factors.
Since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973, over 50 million abortions have taken place. According to a 20/20 report with Lynn Sherr, shown on May 24, 1991, 40% of women used abortion as birth control at that time. The numbers are greater now since the introduction of RV-46 and the morning after the pill. (Life begins at the conception, a scientific fact.) Also, many abortions are preformed for personal convenience. (Too young, too old to finish school, not ready for a baby yet, boyfriend or husband does not want the child, career first, etc.) Not very good reasons to end a baby’s life. Many men and women are suffering physically and mentally because of the choice they made.
We have to help the women in a true crisis pregnancy, but we have to end abortions that are performed for birth control or convenience.
President Obama, in his speech at Notre Dame said, “Let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions, by reducing unintended pregnancies.” Adding coverage for abortions in a healthcare bill will not achieve this goal. It will increase them. Abortion is not healthcare. It is the killing of an unborn baby. It is called feticide.
We must work to educate our children, our community and our nation to the recognition of the sanctity of all human life and increase, at every level, programs to help those women in a crisis pregnancy.