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Precious life

Published: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

This is in response to “Abortion anniversary” (Jan. 22, It’s Your Write).

Women do have a choice – the choice to get pregnant or not get pregnant. There are many ways to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. After becoming pregnant, it becomes a child, not a choice.

Even if an unplanned pregnancy occurs, there still are choices – adoption is an excellent choice and is not killing a human being. Yes, going through the nine months can be inconvenient if the baby is not wanted or planned for, but aren’t we supposed to be looking out for one another – being kinder, helping each other.

Many officials and letters to this newspaper have made these comments after the Sandy Hook tragedy, where 26 children were killed. Abortion has killed an estimated 55 million unborn children since 1973. We should also be horrified at this tragedy.

There is hope in our young generation. The March for Life in Washington, although never getting national TV coverage, is attended by more than a half-million people, mostly under age 25.

Many are realizing how precious life is, and through advance technology – 3D ultrasound – that that blob of tissue many have referred to is actually a living, breathing human being.

Choices are great to have. They are a part of living in a free country. But is it right to make the choice that because the human life is unborn and inconvenient, the human life can be killed?

Barbara Flynn

Crystal Lake

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