In his thought-provoking March 20, Page 8A Fayetteville Observer column, “Who speaks for the voiceless?,” in one paragraph Leonard Pitts addressed an issue we all need to consider.
“‘Abortion stops a beating heart,’ goes an old anti-abortion slogan. But so does a skull fracture.”
If a female and/or her recreational sex partner abuse her infant at one day, one week or one month old, or her child at one or more years old, the victim is removed to protective custody, and the perpetrator or both are prosecuted. But if a promiscuous sex partner does not want to be a mother to a fetus fertilized by another, who does not want to be a father, what is gained by forcing inadvertent egg and sperm donors to give birth to unwanted infants they consider “accidents,” rather than blessings? If she or they, if the male is involved in the decision, really wanted to be parents, would they consider abortion?
I truly believe that life begins at conception, but what kind of life can we expect for an infant born to recreational sex partners, who do not want to be parents? An unborn infant is sinless, therefore, according to Christian belief, spiritually home free? Why force irresponsible sex partners to give birth to children they would rather abort than love, cherish and adequately provide for.
By all means, let legal abortion be reversed, as soon as all abortion foes are willing to offer their homes at best, or support orphanages at least, for all the unwanted “accidents” recreational sex partners would eliminate, rather than appreciate.
Think about it, please.
Robert C. Currie Jr.