published Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

'Baby in womb is precious life' and more letters to the editor

Baby in womb is precious life

I received an email from Students for Life of America reminding me that “Sunday will mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions which legalized abortion. ... It also will begin the 40th full year of legal abortion.”

The pro-life march on Washington is attended by hundreds of thousands, though underreported by the media. It is very important that we keep telling women and men that a baby in the womb is precious life and should not be killed for someone’s convenience or profit.

After many years of reflection and asking God, I think I have gained some wisdom. It is “in your face” type of reasoning. We have the wrong victim! The woman is not the victim! The baby aborted is the victim! When a woman seeks an abortion, it is for her own self interests, and in the end, it is the woman who makes the decision to hire an abortionist.

The heart of the matter is the woman’s heart. When all is said and done, with sex education, contraception, and showing all the facts about abortion, the woman still must change her heart before she can see the truth.


Wildwood, Ga.

King’s vision not to silence schools

I would like to express my distaste and dissatisfaction with the school system that we have in this country.

It is shameful to witness every year the apathy and lack of interest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where children are forced to stay home. Shouldn’t we encourage schools to be in session so that kids see the importance of this man’s vision? Shouldn’t we learn about the struggle for civil rights that our parents and grandparents experienced?

Though this subject should be taught throughout the year, it is imperative that we celebrate this day with our fellow classmates and teachers.

If young African-Americans in the ’50s and ’60s were forced to drink from a separate fountain, sit behind whites and be brutally attacked with no penalty, are children today not mature enough to examine and discuss what happened to these children during the civil rights struggle?

Martin Luther King Jr. preached, “Our lives begin to end the day we decide to become silent about things that matter.”

It is disheartening to witness that on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all the classrooms in America have indeed become silent.


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Rickaroo said...

"The heart of the matter is the woman’s heart." You got that right, Helen Fussell. And you cannot get inside another woman's heart. Whatever decision a woman makes regarding her body and her reproductive health is between her, her doctor, and her conscience. So you and your self-righteous fanatics butt out and stop trying to dictate what another woman does with her own body.

January 24, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
LibDem said...

Thanks, HELEN FUSSELL, for mentioning all the things that you and your friends are doing for the born children.

January 24, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.
acerigger said...

"Pro-life",I'm sure means that you stand for fact-based sex education,unfettered access to contraceptives,stream lining the adoption process,adequate funding for care of unwanted children?

Or is the fetus the only issue for you and the pro-lifers

January 24, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.

Helen when you refer to talking to God did you happen to read Luke 6:37? You know the verse that says "Judge not and ye shall not be judged". I am constantly amazed how in today's world the people that want to promote the word of God are the ones in fact are going against it by their actions of condemning others. Not you, nor the government have any right to tell a person what they should do with their body.

January 25, 2012 at 12:40 a.m.
chet123 said...

Student for life??? Hmmmmmm...Student for life! well, well, we go again....

This is your typical pseudo Pro-Lifer.....Cherry pick one fragment of pro-life issue and leave the other 90% of pro-life issue behind....

Helen when you pre-empt a strike on a country and kill over 100,000 women and cant beat on your chest that you are a have whored yourself out

When you are in favor of Capital punishment and execute a man because he dont have good legal representation as was done with TROY Davis in Georgia....dont tell me nothing about Pro-Life

When you fight against Americans having adequate and affordable Medical Care and say LET THEM DIE!....then boost about how big of pro-life you are.....

When you cut free lunch programs to poor school children...and stomp and cry about food stamps.....but say you are a pro-lifer.....your nose should be growing like PINOCCHIO WOODEN NOSE!

STUDENT FOR LIFE!!! IT SOUNDS GOOD!! ...HA HA HA...ITS JUST AN EUPHEMISM cover your true intent.....or you have been outright brain wash

My point is....If you are going to be pro-life then be pro-life 100%.....preserve life regardless of who life it is....DONT BE A HYPOCRITE.....You give people like me leverage to go after you>

MATTHEW 7:5...thou hypocrite,first cast out the beam in thine own eye; and then can thou see clearly to cast outthe mote out of thy brother's eyes..


January 25, 2012 at 11:45 a.m.
HighFastHard said...

Please stop quoting the Bible as if that somehow makes your opinion better or stronger or more credible. The Bible is not "God's word" -- it's a book of ancient literature written by mankind and which is chock full of fantasy and fiction along with a flawed and wildly inaccurate historical narrative.

January 26, 2012 at 3:44 p.m.
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