Rationalizing the Issue
In response to Cheryl Mensch’s letter “Abortion Choice is Difficult One” (Jan. 23), it’s amazing how society can rationalize something when it doesn’t fit in with our views, is inconvenient, or uncomfortable.
It is a human life the abortionist takes, not an encumbrance on society. Sure, he/she could be, but who’s to know? Who’s to know how a baby born to a traditional family will turn out?
Her comment that “statistics and real life demonstrate that many of these children will grow up (to be or do lots of bad things)” is again worthy of a doctorate in rationalization.
It sure isn’t fact because it would be difficult to compile statistics on how aborted babies grow up, and what they become.
Rather, as expert rationalization goes, we should feel ashamed as a nation for shaming and harassing women who have to make this hard choice. Well, I don’t do either and neither does anyone I know, but abortion isn’t the difficult choice; it’s a choice of expedience. Who’s standing up for the future woman (or man) in the womb who has no choice in this life and death decision?
If you need examples of how unwanted pregnancies can sometimes be managed with a happy ending, contact Life Care Pregnancy Center in Carthage. Help them help those who truly do make the difficult to give birth to and care for their baby. They aren’t rationalizing; they are doing something about it.
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