Letters to the Editor 5/25/22
Last updated 5/24/2022 at Noon
Choice and responsibility
To the Editor:
To the women who march and yell, “It is my body and my choice,” where is your self- respect and integrity? You also have the choice to use contraceptives and also say no rather than have an abortion.
Where are the men and their self-respect and their integrity that get these women pregnant outside of marriage without any responsibility for their actions? We are all responsible for our own actions, and someday we will all stand before God and be judged, whether you believe that or not.
To the Editor:
After reading the letter submitted by Susan G. Cobb, I feel compelled to speak. Contrary to what she insinuates, the fight against abortion is not a fight that is waged solely by men against women, with the intent of taking away a woman’s right to make her own decisions. Rather it is a fight against the taking of a human life within the womb of the mother. It is a fight taken up by both men and women.
Motherhood is actually cherished by most women, and it is the natural instinct which God has endowed them with. For this reason, most women throughout the world would never consider having an abortion. It is an act of pure selfishness and disregard for another life that a woman would want to terminate the life of her offspring, for her own convenience. The man who contributed to making this life and agreeing to the termination of it is also guilty.
There is overwhelming evidence and testimony from medical professionals that human life begins at conception. Anyone who desires to look at this objectively can do the research and find out the truth about when life begins. At six weeks old, a baby in the womb has a detectible heartbeat. I have heard it said that many mothers who have intended to abort their offspring will change their minds after seeing an ultrasound of the baby; seeing it with all of its features in their womb. God’s Word says, “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things.” (Isa. 44:24).
There are many other references as well, which show us what God, the highest authority, thinks about when life begins. God is very much opposed to the shedding of innocent blood. He speaks often about this and will judge both those who do such, as well as those who promote this evil. When a nation, such as ours allows for this, there are bound to be consequences. We see that happening now with the rapid tearing down of our society. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).
Repentance is an option, however. We as individuals can change our minds and agree with God. Forgiveness is freely given to those who ask for it.
To the Editor:
You showed a beautiful photo of SDA’s Emily Huber on the last issue’s front page. And yet there was no article featuring all the other participants in this amazing presentation. How disappointing, and a slight to these hardworking dancers.