I am writing this in response to the June 9 letter “Standing Up for Values.” I think about the people I know that were expecting a baby and shared their experience after their ultrasound — the excitement of seeing the baby moving and hearing the baby’s heartbeat.

I think about holding one of the new grandbabies we have the pleasure of having. I feel a real sense of a miracle just taking place.

I read the letter about women’s rights, and I am appalled. I believe women have the right to not have children if they so choose. They always can get a procedure or take birth control if they don’t want children.

I believe a moving baby with a heart beat is a living person. What about their rights?

Jim Gentz, Pinehurst

(7) comments

Peyton Cook

What is wrong about the “heart beat” law. Is that not a living organism? Is that not a viable human in a woman’s womb? Where is it’s right to live?

Keith Miller

Anyone care to venture a long shot guess at who that "one" is ??

Jim Davis

I love when I read these types of responses and the post says something to the effect "most people believe..."

Jim Tomashoff

"Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday." Recent efforts by Republican-controlled state legislatures to enact some of the most restrictive abortion laws in decades go against the views of most Americans, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist, which could spark a backlash against the party in the 2020 elections. Only 33 percent of Americans support so-called “heartbeat laws” that have gained traction in several states this year, the poll found. Similarly, less than a quarter of U.S. adults support making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion — a provision included in a recently-passed Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions." www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/new-abortion-laws-are-too-extreme-for-most-americans-poll-shows

Conrad Meyer

Jim, it will be interesting to see what the liberal "know it alls" have to say. I'm guessing in advance you will hear crickets.

Jim Tomashoff

How's this Conrad. Mr. Gentz you are entitled to your opinion. Women who disagree with you are entitled to their opinion too. The difference is that you are, I presume, willing to impose your opinion with the force of law on those women. I don't believe you have the right to do that. Most people in this country don't believe you have the right to do that.

Mark Hayes

Well, on this site, ask and there will always be one that has all the answers.

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