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Life is life

Dear Editor:

Once again the issue of abortion is being discussed in D.C. and I just can’t figure out what the problem is.

A fetus is a life, a human life. I believe a person is a human being whether they are a week old or 100 years old. It has always boggled my mind how some people will raise a fuss when a plant or animal is harmed but somehow have no problem with a baby being killed.

Concerning a tree their argument is that “a tree is a living thing …” And that “animals are innocent.” Aren’t babies alive? Aren’t they innocent? They justify it by saying that the baby is not a human being, just tissue or a bunch of cells. But when asked if that tissue is alive they say yes. Well if it is alive, then what kind of life is it? Plant life? Animal? It is human life!

When a man plants his seed in a woman it creates a human being. Just like planting a columbine seed will produce a columbine flower. That baby is alive just like the flower we protect. I don’t see the problem with this. Life is life. It is not property (of the mother). It is a living soul. If it is property then at what time is it eligible for constitutional rights? If a woman owns her child how long does she own it for? Does the seed sower own a share in it? What about grandparents? Since there would be no baby without the first baby then how much say do they have?

I think it is at least worth looking at this issue a little more, just to really see what is at the heart of our views. Thank you.

Mitchell Kuklok

Glenwood Springs


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