I sent the following as a “Letter to the Editor” to the Lexington Herald-Leader, our daily newspaper:
“Does anyone see the hypocrisy in Merlene Davis, the “Horrid-Misleader” editors, and the Democratic party? They attack Rand Paul, insisting that business owners do not have the right to chose whom they serve. And yet they turn around and say individuals do have the right to chose death for their unborn children. Abortion is the ultimate civil rights issue. How inconsistent it is to abhor slavery and racism, and yet murder innocent, defenseless unborn children. I pray for the day that abortion will be no more, a dark part of our nation’s history just like slavery and other civil rights violations of our past.”
At this point, abortionists usually counter with two moves–one, defensive, and the other, offensive. Defensively, they say something like, “Although I don’t personally believe in abortion, I believe a woman should have the right to choose.” Of course, any second grader can see the fallacy in that logic. Do we let individuals decide whether or not they wear seat belts or text and drive? If abortion is morally wrong, it should be prohibited.
Offensively, abortionists often point out that many who believe in abortion also believe in capital punishment, a seeming contradiction. Not all killing, however, is murder. Killing in self-defense is justified. Just wars and capital punishment are simply self-defense at a societal level.
Abortion is murder. It is killing an innocent, defenseless, voiceless human being. And make no mistake, a fetus is a human being. It has a gender, unique DNA, often a beating heart–and a future. Abortion is the most heinous civil rights violation of all. How can a president who calls Abraham Lincoln his hero and who has benefited so much from the progress America has made in the civil rights arena, how can he nominate two Supreme Court justices who will virtually guarantee that the civil rights of unborn children remain in the dark ages for generations to come.