Letters to the Editor: 3.7.14

I have been reading and listening to arguments about how the gassing of the Syrian people should be equated to American abortion.

This argument seems to lead into whether we should attack Syria, leave Syria alone after killing approximately 1,400 of its own people or whether or not this should be the ideal time to look at our own country’s abortion laws.

First, it has been established that Syria has broken multiple international laws by gassing its own people in this civil war that has been going on for more than two years.

Many of the world’s countries know about this travesty, but only very few people will agree to take a stand against it.

President Barack Obama and Congress seem ready to stand with these few countries in order to swiftly “punish” the Syrian government.

At this point, our government leaders are like salmon swimming uptream on this issue.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not want anything to do with Syria.

Who said government officials have it easy?

Not with this decision.

As for equating abortion to this, I can say many, many people are vehemently against the abortion.

I am a Democrat, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I cannot be pro-life.

I was recently given an Internet link to a graphic picture of a 10-week-old aborted fetus.

If anyone could still believe in abortion after seeing this picture, I have to say, God help them!

At this point in our legal system, there is very little that we, as pro-lifers, can do other than use the power of the pen, Internet, social media, phone, traditional snail-mail, voting booths and public forums in order to say, “no more!”


Letter by Timothy Bledsoe, Non-student from North Augusta, S.C.