Letter: Choose the life of a child over getting an abortion

Editor,

This Jan. 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Many gather to remember this day.

Some will gather on Jan. 19 for Women Marches.

They claim they bring “together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations, disabilities and backgrounds…to affirm [their] shared humanity and pronounce [their] bold message of resistance and self-determination.”

But they lie. Their “all” doesn’t extend these rights to the unborn.

Another group does honor these rights. Since 1974, pro-lifers have marched against this license to kill unborn children and to encourage people to choose life.

On Jan. 18, they will hold the March for Life. Jan. 20, many churches will honor Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. They will mourn the 60 million babies that abortion has killed since 1973 in the U.S. and remind this nation that life is precious at all stages.

Pro-choice versus pro-life. Which side offers true choices?

Women with unplanned pregnancies are often pressured by boyfriends, parents and society to abort.

“A baby will ruin your life,” they are told. Feeling cornered, these women think they have no choice but to terminate the life of their children.

Yet other choices do exist. However, abortion clinics disregard them because they care more about big money than women. They don’t even care for their own employees, as stated in a Dec. 2018 New York Times article.

In contrast, local crisis pregnancy centers provide information, services, baby supplies and a caring staff that listens and offers moral support, all for free.

They help women to discover ways to care for themselves and their babies. To equip both single women and couples to parent their children, they provide free parenting classes, counseling and access to community support services. For those unready to parent, they give referrals to adoption agencies. Today, birth moms get to choose the family that will adopt their child.

Not only do abortion clinics fail to offer women choices, but they also fail to provide women with the information they need to make an informed choice about their health.

Whenever anyone schedules a surgery or starts a new prescription, she will discuss the process and the risks involved with her doctor. Abortion clinics, however, often fail to explain to their patients the physical and emotional risks involved. Pro-life organizations, on the other hand, inform women about the dangers of abortion and allow women to make their own choices.

Pro-life is pro-choice. Choose life.

Lorinda Newton

Clinton

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