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Archive for Thursday, April 11, 2002

Beginning of life

April 11, 2002

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To the editor:

Per the April 5, Public Forum (D. Marquis) letter, all I agree on is that the male and female seed should be alive, of course; but he seems to forget that neither sex is able to procreate solely by itself, thus the seeds must meet in order to have fertilization, which is known as conception, or the onset of a unique new being. So a life has begun! If not, as you say, why do women feel the fetus's movement long before birth?

Why do females go through an abortion to end the existence of a potential human being if the "thing" doesn't have life? If there's really no life or anything, why go through the motions, as it seems to me it must be very difficult to destroy "nothing!" Now, if our mothers had believed in "choice" and would have had an abortion, now we would not be here today to discuss the finer merits, pro or con, of the subject, would we? No, we just simply would not be.

Ask yourself if you'd really rather that your honorable mother had aborted you. Much of the answer to all this is pretty simple, really. Reasonable people with just a smidgen of common sense! I'd like to know why some people think they're better than a defenseless living fetus. I don't.

D.F. Bradley,

Lawrence

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