Your Opinion: Science and right to life

Dear Editor:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in our beloved land dedicated to the first freedom, the right to life.

Since then, more than 55,000,000 human lives have been lost to the abortionists. Is that not more than a small nation of citizens?

The court then commented that the time of the beginning of human life was not certain. So, abortion would be legal.

Today, science has clearly and certainly demonstrated that human life begins at conception, the union of human sperm and egg. At that time, nothing else intrinsic is added to the physiological being for the continued development of a human person. A scientific conclusion, not just a religious position.

The court’s reasoning in 1973 was somewhat flawed: You are about to fire a rifle at a moving object in the woods, an object that you cannot clearly distinguish between a deer or a human. Would you shoot without making sure of your target? Would you not give the benefit of a doubt to a possible or probable human?

Interestingly, recall what has happened to deer hunting in our state. Since some persons were accidentally shot as deer, the state has now determined that during the hunting season, persons, whether hunters or not, in the woods are required to wear orange so that they will not be mistaken for deer.

Is not human life more precious than that of a deer?

God bless America, the “land of the brave,” where we have the courage to defend the life of all human beings, regardless of their state of dependency.

Those who support abortion were not aborted.

Jan. 22 is worthy of becoming a Mother’s Day of Sorrow.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court learn from the Missouri Department of Conservation?

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