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60 million and still Counting!

Take A Mulligan

February 3, 2019
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Some 46 years ago, the United States Supreme Court decided by a 7-2 margin that it is perfectly right and legal to end the life of an unborn or better yet, a pre-born baby. Today that decision continues to plague our nation. Many continue this day to weep over this decision by our highest court. Today, the causalities, (legal causalities), is reaching upwards of sixty million lives. Future teachers, doctors, business people, writers, inventors and so on. We will never know, will we?

The war of Abortion is a losing war today because of that landmark decision way back in 1973. Hard to fight against something that's legal in all 50 states. Of course, there was a time when other things were considered legal but inherently wrong and we eventually overturned those wrongs and made them right. There was a time when only property owners could vote; when African-Americans couldn't vote and even women couldn't vote. These laws along with many others were wrong and eventually overturned.


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The abortion issue rests on two separate premises; one being the rights of a woman supercedes the rights of the baby and/or fetus in the womb and the other being the rights of the baby living inside the womb of any mother. In 1973, as abhorrent as it was even way back then, the medical field and science didn't know what we absolutely know today in 2019. A lot of information has certainly come to light in the last 46 years to be sure. The heart starts beating after about three weeks; brain activity begins; touch and feelings start; the baby has her or his very own and distinct DNA right from the "get-go." And at eight weeks a baby already has pain receptors and actually feels pain just like you and I do at about 20 weeks. We no longer see the baby/fetus as just a mass of cells, zygote or protoplasm............or do we still??

That's the two sides in a nutshell; one side getting to utilize all of her rights to either carry the baby or not and the other having absolutely no rights at all, which means no choice. The woman has the Constitution of the United States on her side. The baby in the womb has no one! Even animals have the Humane Society and the National Prevention to the Cruelty of Animals standing up for them. A baby that just happens to be living temporarily in the womb has no such organization. Not a single one! No one!

Today the abortion issue is a political issue. It should not be. It is a human issue. So here's the bottom line, (as I see it); If you believe yourself to be a pro-life person or advocate yet for one reason or another, you vote for candidates that are openly pro-choice, then that actually makes you pro-choice. You are voting for someone to represent you that will always vote in favor of abortion. It's too bad this issue is in the political arena but sadly it is. Pro-life is absolute belief that life begins at conception and pro-choice believes that life begins somewhere along the way or maybe not even until actual birth.

What do you say? Contact me at or call me at 319.327.4640. We are as a nation responsible for our choices.



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