To the editor:
With the election of President-elect Obama, it now appears to be more true than ever that "anyone can be president." Race, religion and/or gender is not relevant to who is best able to lead our country. Yea for equal opportunity and civil rights. However, there is one class of Americans that do not get the same birthright.
I would consider that if an infant has enough strength to survive an abortion, there might be a higher purpose for his/her life - maybe president! Therefore, it might be wise to support that child in its early hours of life. Yet many of these babies are just left alone to die, and Obama supports this "hands-off" position, in not voting to pass Illinois' version of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. I know of a family who had a new granddaughter born on Nov. 4. She was four months premature, about the age many are aborted. Cannot we give the same care to both? Is the difference that one is wanted and the other is unwanted? God forgive us!
Abortion survivors should have the same rights as anyone else, and I am waiting for the day when an abortion survivor is a candidate for president.