Letter: Court finally will right a grievous wrong

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to finally right a wrong that was made 49 years ago - the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the country.

Not since perhaps the Dred Scott case of 1857 has the court formed an opinion that was erroneously based on "constitutional rights."

Nowhere in the Constitution does it state that a woman has the right to kill her unborn child under the guise of "choice."

Roe also flies in the face of the Declaration of Independence, where the preamble states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I am sure our Founding Fathers meant to include an unborn child under this statement.

Yet, you do not hear any of this on the mainstream media outlets.

Now, 49 years later, it appears this wrong will finally be corrected. Sadly, however, it doesn't mean abortion will be gone forever. Illinois is primed to be a major benefactor if Roe is overturned. As one of the few states in the Midwest that allow abortions almost up to the time of birth, thousands of women will be coming here to kill their child.

Do the people of Illinois really want this? I think not. Despite the many slanted polls given by the mainstream media, most Americans and most Illinoisans believe abortion to be wrong. As history has shown, a society that kills its own children, is a society that kills itself.

Why, are we as a people, so obsessed with death? Why can't we embrace the miraculous beauty of life in all forms, at all ages? Why can't we make the "choice" to live?

Gerry Bliss

Elk Grove Village

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