Come to the 2020 Rally for Life

Printed in the Herald-Times, January 13, 2020

To the Editor:

We will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King on January 20, but the day before that we should remember those who have been left behind – babies who can be legally killed before birth. Therefore, Christian Citizens for Life will be holding the Rally for Life at 2:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse. Please bring diapers to donate to the Women’s Care Center and the Hannah Center.

I can already hear the objections. This is not about forcing our will on others. No one has another’s will forced on her more than a baby who is killed by dismemberment. I am all for allowing people to live as they please, unless and until they violate the rights of another. There is no more severe violation of rights than killing someone, and we have the blood of 60 million babies on our nation’s conscience.

And no, this is not about “forced birth.” Birth is a natural part of human reproduction, and no one “forces” this natural process on anyone who has had consensual sex. Abortions due to rape account for only 1% of all abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute. We are only talking about protecting innocent lives.

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