To the editor:
Holly Weatherford, American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri, is concerned that the Kansas Legislature, in passing HB2253, has declared that “the life of each human being begins at fertilization” and that “unborn children have interests in life, health and well-being that should be protected.” She asserts, “That preamble language is dangerous.” (Journal-World, April 10)
Dangerous? They have found nothing different than those who wrote the preamble to the Declaration of Independence: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
This made me think back to the first preamble, before the Declaration of Independence, before HB2253. According to Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created.” God did not stop creating with the shaping of the world. He continues creating, with each conception. That is probably the most dangerous preamble of all.
Verna Froese, Lawrence