Bob Neal’s June 26 column, “Dancing on the Head of a Pin,” left me more than a little bit annoyed.

He claims to have learned his Sunday school lesson, “Thou shalt not kill,” but he still believes it is a civil right for women to kill their unborn children. He embraced ethical pluralism and its cousin relativism, all the while turning a blind eye to the fact that not once has a pregnant woman given birth to something other than a human being made in God’s image.

Moreover, it is illogical to believe abortion is a civil right from any angle, secular or religious, when every person who has ever drawn a breath never had a choice in being born. You cannot pluck a notion out of thin air and declare it is a civil right when no one can claim possession to it. This is where the Supreme Court got it so wrong when it created law out of falsehood.

Mr. Neal went on to minimize the sin of abortion by stating that the Bible does not directly prohibit abortions, as if that might make a difference. However, there are enough passages to affirm that human life before birth is unique and precious — for example, Jeremiah 1:5 and Psalm 139:13-16. Even verses in Luke 1:41-44 speak again to the unique nature of human life to know and be known by God, a very poignant passage involving the unborn John the Baptist and the unborn Christ Child and their respective mothers.

I’m sure there are some who would chalk up this passage to hysterical (know its root word), pregnant women, but they would be wrong.

But Mr. Neal’s words never got down to brass tacks about reducing the number of abortions because abortion has become a major method of birth control, whereby ready access and convenience have replaced the need for prevention.  If the conservative “cancel culture” is responsible for trying to slow access to the “morning-after” pill, by what measurement of cancellation is the liberal culture responsible for 62 million abortions since Roe v. Wade?

In the face of the enormous influence that secular media are having on young (and not so young) peoples’ behavior with the nearly incessant celebration of unbridled sexual activity outside of marriage, abortion on demand is deemed essential.

Mark Wood, Poland

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