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Letter: Abortion, at the heart of the issues that matter most

What could be more barbarous than the killing of an unborn child, by the choice of its mother, through the agency of a doctor, and with the blessing of the state?

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To the Editor:

“Live to Win,” the title of a book by Oscar C. Hanson, extolling the virtue of faith in God and obeying His law, The Ten Commandments.

Probably the greatest sin committed against God and man, was the ruling of the Supreme Court, in Roe vs. Wade, thus making a law legalizing abortion. In describing this atrocity of abortion, I refer to an article by contributing editor Matt Kaufmann in 2015 October issue: “Focus on the Family” in Citizen magazine.

Kaufman’s article “Crucial Issues” was based on a book by Joseph Sobran, “Single Issue Voters.”

This book takes its title from a label commonly pinned on pro-lifers, single-issue voters. People who use the term generally use it to imply fanaticism; Why, they ask, do you spend so much energy on abortion when there are so many other issues you should care about.?

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To meet the charge head on, why not? What single issue lies nearer the heart of civilization? What could be more barbarous than the killing of an unborn child, by the choice of its mother, through the agency of a doctor, and with the blessing of the state?

There it is in a nutshell. Abortion isn’t the only issue that matters, but its at the heart of nearly all the issues that matter most; the sanctity of human life, the preciousness of family ties, the purpose of the medical profession, the duty of government to protect the innocent. These aren’t single issues so much as they’re “crucial issues” Sobran says. “Crucial in determining what sort of society we are.” Most politicians would rather talk about budgets or taxes, but these issues, important as they are, just aren’t on the same level.

“We must insist that we are men, not gods…

We are under God,” — Joseph Sobran

Marvin Lau

Armour

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