LETTER: Fighting for unborn lives is a part of a moral societyLife does begin at conception and the ultimate child abuse is killing a child through abortion.
By: Susan Benda, Kimball
To the Editor:
Thank you, Mr. Jed N. Hockett, for your letter in the Oct. 6 issue of The Daily Republic titled, “Right of choice does not include taking life.” I applaud you for defending the unborn and I say “yes” to your three questions, “Who will join me?”
Life does begin at conception and the ultimate child abuse is killing a child through abortion.
Jesus says in Matthew 18:10, 14, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones,” and, “it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.” This is the parable of the lost sheep, and Matthew has drawn out explicitly the application of the parable to the cause of the “little ones.”
Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Calif., according to lifesitenews.com., wrote that Roe v. Wade unleashed “a war of enormous proportions. … It is a war which need not be fought against an innocent who is no enemy. Yet, we continue to elect and re-elect those who profess a desire for, or at least an indifference to, this slaughter of innocents. I fear our age will be remembered for its indifference in the face of large scale, commercialized abortion. Generations hence may well wag their heads in wonder at the thought that America could allow such disregard for the intrinsic dignity of a human person to persist for so many years.”
How many of us will have the courage and conviction to stand up for the right to life of the unborn child and to vote for those politicians who fervently profess pro-life values? A desire for a good and decent and moral society demands such. As Ronald Reagan said, “I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”