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12/4/2012 10:44:00 AM
Open Forum: Government does nothing to protect lives of unborn

Have you ever thought about, I mean really thought about how well all government — local, state and federal — protects the rights of every human being in this country? Most state governments have abolished the death penalty for convicted murderers, but the killing of children through abortion is permitted. Government will punish us for cruelty to an animal, but allow us to kill an unborn child and suffer no consequences. Government protects the innocent by ticketing and/or arresting those drivers who exceed speeding limits, disobey traffic signs, or operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but consents to the killing of babies. Government protection extends to everyone, including those who enter this country illegally. It does not protect those who attempt to enter unintentionally through no fault of their own such as the unborn, unwanted children.
Sometimes government protects by denying rights. The self-destructive are prevented from committing suicide; the irresponsible in many places are no longer able to smoke or purchase larger-sized soft drinks and excessive-calorie snacks. Our right to bear arms granted under our constitution is subjected to constant attack by government under the guise of protecting the innocent, yet that line from the Declaration of Independence stating “all Men are granted certain rights by their Creator, among them being Life, …” is a right denied, by government, to unborn children.
There is the one right we always hear about; a mother’s right over her own body. Sometimes we relinquish certain rights. Mothers (as well as fathers) who are tired, exhausted, mentally or financially drained, or simply desirous of the freedom to party have no right to drown their children to relieve themselves of a no-longer-wanted burden, but they are permitted to kill their unborn child.
Currently, many in this nation have acquired a fixation with Mayan civilization, its calendar and predictions of Apocalypse. The Mayans, a savage people that practiced human sacrifice departed the stage of world events centuries before their own prediction of an Apocalypse ever came to pass. The Mayans, however, would be considered disciples of Mother Teresa if one were to compare their volume of sacrificial bloodshed versus that of our nation’s murder of millions of unborn children. Those children’s blood is on our hands; whether we perform the act ourselves, or stand silent and permit it to happen. We may have already killed the person who was to have found a cure for cancer, pollution-free energy or maybe just a better light bulb. The Apocalypse? It may not occur precisely on Dec. 21, but we are well on our way toward the Exit Door of History as a selfish and morally corrupt people, once favored by our Creator, but forsaken because of our disdain for the sanctity of human life.

Michael Skowera,

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: METALWORKER

PS, Kepha read this column in this paper Column: Outdated lessons from the past by

Shannon Crawley Serpette
She says what I am tryinr to say much better than I. The Topic is differant, not about sex but the general feeling about a momes place in a male dominated world. Please, read it with an open mind and ask yourself if thos ideas are a part of you.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: METALWORKER

I am not as good as some at puting thoughts to print. I do not type so good and my spelling is not good.
So, no I did mean to say that the Catholic church condons contraseption. The point that I wastrying to make is that a lot of men say that the use of contrception is against church law and further more that use dampens feelings and so they will not use them while engaging in pre maritial sex.
My point , sir or mam is this. If anyone is to blame, if anyone should be punished for this indescretion it should be male and female alike.
Do you find fault with that premise. Should a young girl be held respos. because a priest , minister, brother or father molested her? Should a doctor be punished for preforming a medical proceduare while the male who impregnated the girl walkes doen the street braging about his sexual prowness.
Do you and the church have any right to say the girl should bear the the results of an act that may very well have been forced on her, tha it was a gift from God.
I hope that I am explaining what is a male dominated mindset.
Remember, sir, mam, I, do not believe that abortion is the answer. I , however, do not believe that it is the real problem.
The problem is a lack of responsability on the part of some females and all males and a foolish ostrich attitude by the church, that attitude is that if I say the act is wrong though naturale then it is wrong except when acted on by the clergy. It is not our fault as we are males so to prvent the acting of baser desires we will ban all female counter parts.
Example of this is when Marquette Univers. went Coed is said that a priest/ teacher addressed his class in theis way." Girls I would like all of you to cross your legs. Good now that the gates of hell are closed we can stert class." He was soonremoved and replaced. It happened and as wittnesed in the last election has not stoped.
As wittnesed in some of these posts, the feeling that a young girl is to blame is widespread.
Kepha, I doubt that what I said , or tried to say here will change your mind I am no good at that.

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Article comment by: Kepha

MW, You stated that 'murder is against the law." OK. One of the problems with abortion is that it is legal murder. Not good.

You seem to say that the Catholic Church is against contraception but says premarital sex acceptable? If that is what you meant to say you are incorrect. Abortion, contraception, and premarital relations are all prohibited. Or put positively, sexual relations are reserved to marriage where babies are a crowning joy.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Article comment by: Kepha

Ronwood, Do you think the pro-choice side (the Planned Parenthood funded Democrat Party etc) would seriously consider your common ground solution? Too much money is made off the destruction of human life for that.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Article comment by: METALWORKER

I am pro choice and I am against abortion.
I do not approve of abortion in any form but I accept the fact that abortion is as real as any other human failing
What set us appart from other animals on this planet is we believe tha GOD has given us the tools to seperate right from wrong.
Murder is against the law, as noted, but tens of thousands of humans , US citizens are murdered every year,
thousands of childre are killed every year by people using guns and yet there is no moral outcry over the use misuse of guns.
The out cry over abortion should be dirercted at the many churches around the vountry though and not at the preent president. His powers are limited. He does not have a LINE ITEM VETO.
The war against abortion can only be won by the masses getting involved in edeucating and supporting young girls and the women, wifes of the world.
Treat them with respect and dignity and I respectfuly suggest that those things begain wit the Cafholic Church, The Pope and Bishops who treat womwn with disdain.
Most blame this on the pres. and want to take health care away from the poor, they want to punish doctors and let the men who caused the condition that cause abortions off scott free becaus the Catholis is against contraceptives but in their minds pr marital sex is their right and not wrong. Hell it feels good, so do it. How assinine is that?
Posting an oppinion will never solve the problem. It's sorta like seeing your house on fire while holding a hose with th water on and dropping the hose, kneeling and Get this, praying to God to send help. Pick up the damn hose and put the fire out.

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