The Constitution v. Abortion

While it may be that a person practicing a truly consistent and faithful Christianity might never choose to terminate a pregnancy, it is also true that for the same reason that person would not hate or do violence to her neighbor, even those whose world views and life circumstances differed drastically from her own.

Hating and combating those whose understanding of life differs from one's own can do nothing to improve society. It can do nothing to eliminate the causes of unwanted pregnancies or the circumstances that might lead a woman to terminate a pregnancy.

On the other hand, how much moral progress might we be able to make as a society if all who profess to follow religion based on love for God and man could find it in themselves to set a consistent example of compassion, sanity, and self-discipline? Mary Lynn Moore, Houston

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