Letter: What was your intent with article?To the Editor: One might wonder what The Daily Republic was thinking when it ran a Washington Post article on Saturday, Feb. 27, “Abortion doctor’s day in S.D. begins on plane.” What was the paper's intent?
By: Sonja VanErdewyk, Mitchell
To the Editor:
One might wonder what The Daily Republic was thinking when it ran a Washington Post article on Saturday, Feb. 27, “Abortion doctor’s day in S.D. begins on plane.” What was the paper's intent?
There is no glory in the act of killing unborn babies. There is good reason why there are no doctors in South Dakota who currently perform abortions. To support abortion is different than actually performing the act in which an innocent, small human being is dismembered and suctioned out of the womb (dilation and curettage). This is a current technique that many don’t want to visualize or think that it actually happens. Medical textbooks tell us life begins at conception, not when the baby is born. There are over 3,700 babies killed by abortion each day in the United States, about 154 babies an hour.
Dr. Ball, the abortion doctor showcased in the piece, states that mothers with children are more likely to cry because “they have already imagined the baby that would result.” “Tears are OK …We understand tears.” Do they? Mothers understand this clump of cells is a developing, living human baby growing inside them. Would this be such a difficult decision if that weren’t true? These women are wretched with difficult decisions and need guidance. Mothers need support for alternatives to abortion and how to cope. There are fathers involved, as well. What happens to fathers who lose fatherhood? They have tears as well.
The most important issue is: the baby has no choice in this decision and is an innocent bystander. She (the baby) isn’t simply a clump of cells but a miniature human being who has all the genetic material you and I have right now. Dr. Seuss wrote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” You and I were that little once!