Letter: Who is really narrow-minded?Dear Editor, I felt like there needed to be a response to the recent letter from Roe Pressley of Stillwater (July 31 edition). Pressley claimed that Darla Meyers twisted facts to fit her own “narrow view” regarding abortion.
By: Randy Simonson, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
I felt like there needed to be a response to the recent letter from Roe Pressley of Stillwater (July 31 edition). Pressley claimed that Darla Meyers twisted facts to fit her own “narrow view” regarding abortion.
Does it make you a “religious whack nut” if you are against abortion? Over 70 percent of Americans are against abortion, and the vast majority of Americans are supportive of the “traditional family.” Are all of these people “religious whack nuts” just like the “clown” whom we elected as the president of this great country?
Why is it that if someone assaults a pregnant women and as a result the baby dies, that person can be (and should be) charged with murder? How is it that this unborn fetus is now worthy of a murder charge, but abortion should be accepted? Is it “narrow minded” or “rigid” to believe at the moment of conception the genetic endowment of a human life is established? If not then, when?
Is it when the heart starts beating at 18 days from conception, or at four weeks when the baby’s eyes, ears and respiratory systems begin to form, when brain waves are detected at six weeks, or when fingerprints are formed at 14 weeks? Shouldn’t a mother’s womb be the safest place on earth to be?
Mr. Pressley’s opinion is that the U.S. “illegally invaded” Iraq and that Christian conservatives who oppose abortion should have somehow stopped it or at least demonstrated some “sense of morality” about it. What about moral concern for the thousands who were tortured and killed by Saddam Hussein’s regime prior to the war?
It is difficult to compare the approximately 4,000 babies aborted every day in this country with the 4,135 American soldiers who have willingly given their lives since the war began.
Mr. Pressley admonishes that we should “open up our eyes” and see that there are more important issues than “abortion and gay people getting married.” Evidently to him the bigger issue is the “damage that is happening to our environment that threatens all life.”
I agree that we should be good stewards of the earth because it is a gift from God; however, God made man in his image and gave man dominion to rule over all his creation. Man, not the environment, is the apple of God’s eye, and by “man” I mean all human beings including the unborn!