What about the rights of an unborn child?

To the editor:

God gave us death, but for death he gave us our greatest treasure, children. It takes on average a jury less than two weeks to decide the fate of a convicted murderer. The average return policy of a purchased item at a store is thirty days or less.

Yet, the Supreme Court allows a woman six months to decide the fate of an unwanted pregnancy. Enforcement of this is like immigration. It is not enforced. There are many late-term abortions. Pennsylvania and New York have just passed legislation allowing an abortion at deliveryof a full term baby. Women should have the right to decide, but should they not have decided within the first two months of the pregnancy. Especially now, when we have a pill called plan B that can be bought over the counter and prevents implantation in the first 72 hours after fertilization. The second pill is a prescription drug, RU 486 , that aborts pregnancies up to 8 weeks. The baby at 8 weeks is starting to develop neural pathways, beyond this point you are murdering an innocent individual who has committed no crime, unlike a convicted murderer.

Yet, the Supreme Court gives a longer deliberation time on a fetus then a convicted felon. Planned Parenthood is an unwarranted expense to the taxpayer, since abortions can now be performed with these medications. Yes, sex can be spontaneous and not planned, but why let a baby grow within you for more than 2 months when you are just going to kill it?

It’s cruelty to let it develop further, when the decision is death. Roe vs Wade should not be overturned, but the decision for an abortion should be required by the end of the first 2 months. Women have the “Me Too” movement, and can vote thus influencing politicians. Babies have no vote or voice of influence.

We should choose what is morally right, which should be 2 months for the maximum period of deliberation for an abortion. Give them a voice and join the “Baby Too “movement.

DR. JOHN CONRAD,

Salem

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