To the editor:
Most disagreements among candidates and political platforms do not have to do with principle, but rather policy. It is a basic principle that people have a right to the safety of their lives and possessions. That's why we have laws to fight crime. There aren't candidates who campaign on opposite sides of the principle with some saying, "fight crime" and others defending the "right to crime." Instead, there is an agreement on the principle, but disagreement on the best policy to fight crime.
When a policy dispute is over whether people deserve the protection in the first place, the policy is the principle. To allow abortion, the taking of a human child in the womb, is to go against the very principle that every human life deserves protection. SB 528 dealt with late-term viable babies.
If a candidate said, "I support terrorism," would you say, "I disagree with you on that, but what is your plan for health care?" Hopefully not. Similarly, we can disqualify political candidates on the one issue of abortion, the taking of a human life and the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that their mothers and fathers suffer.