Breaking News Bar
posted: 11/7/2012 5:00 AM

Major attitude shift needed on abortion

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

I believe there is an analogy with our society's response to abortion and our country's response that ended slavery 150 years ago and segregation 100 years later. Each began an epochal period in which every citizen had to take a stand to accept or reject. Slavery and segregation got resolved when society was able to acknowledge that the intrinsic evil involved was contrary to the natural law and common good.

The current issue challenging our country's conscience is the aborting of unborn children. There is much discourse on both sides by good and well-intentioned people. As many people felt they were on the right side of slavery and segregation, many believe that destroying unborn children contributes to the common good. A case has to be made otherwise.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

I am amazed that no dialogue is given to the pain unborn children likely endure as they are being destroyed. I am also amazed that no one has put forth the argument that since a child in the womb can be legally destroyed, a parent should not be held accountable for harming or destroying a child after being born. The one instance of allowing an abortion is to save the life of the mother. Taking one life to preserve another is a reasonable response that supports the common good.

Likely it will take a seismic event to cause a major shift in attitudes. It could be a group of abortion doctors giving up their practice out of guilt of conscience and publicly describing what really happens when they do an abortion. Or it could be a Hollywood movie, using advanced technology showing the whole world the squirming, screaming anguish as the death sentence is administered. Let's hope we get to this point sooner rather than later.

LeRoy Kunkel

Palatine

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here