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Abortions will spice up elections | Letters

What do you think about abortion? This is a question that will soon be in the news in this country as we lead up to the election.

Pro-choicers support abortion. Pro-lifers do not. Pro-choicers say it is legal. The Supreme Court said so. Besides, an abortion simply terminates a fetus. Pro-lifers say it might be legal, but that does not make it right. An abortion kills a human being.

Last week, this issue came to the forefront in the news. One of the largest private charity organizations, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, announced that it was temporarily discontinuing contributions to Planned Parenthood. Since Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions in a year, apparently the Komen Foundation did not want its contributions paying for abortions.

Immediately, pro-choicers went into orbit. It was amazing to see how quickly they were able to muster all their ammo and fire at Susan G. Komen. Komen was called names, they were threatened and there were lots of bullying tactics.

One day later, Susan G. Komen capitulated! A private organization was dictated to as to how it is to donate.

One must wonder if this is a foretaste of things to come in this election cycle. One must wonder, too, how the Catholic Church will respond when Obamacare goes into gear and all hospitals will be required to perform abortions.

Indeed, this will be an interesting year.

Leo J. Thoennes, Federal Way


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