Abandoned Babies and the Abortion Issue

It is sad to read about the flood of abandoned babies in United States hospitals - babies whose mothers don't want them, babies born with drug problems or to a mother on drugs or alcohol.

In this age of "rights," it might be said that these babies have had the right to life - a cause receiving so much attention with pressure on the government to take a final stand on the issue.

If these unwanted fetuses could foresee the future or see the countries where children are dying by the thousands from starvation, would they ask for any army to march for the protection of their right to life? Catherine Bliss, Fox Island, Wash.

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