Letters to the Editor

Letter: Abortion should not come between lifeday and birthday

To the Editor:

March 20 was the 75th anniversary of my Lifeday. That was the day when a sperm cell from my father met up with an egg cell from my mother, and because of that event I am alive and able to post these thoughts today.

Nine months later, on Dec. 20, 1945, I was born. Someday, not too soon I hope, my life will end and I will have my deathday. Lifeday-birthday-deathday. That's the usual order of these three days that we all have and will experience. Further, I think it is a self-evident truth and an inalienable right that someone who has had a lifeday should have their birthday before their deathday.

I know there are medical reasons why every pregnancy is not successful, but an abortion should not be one of them. An abortion is a deathday. An abortion takes someone who is alive and growing and kills them.

We Americans live in the most free country with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.We are not, however, free to be immoral. We should, therefore, never vote for someone who is pro lifeday-deathday. An unborn person has a right to their birthday.

I know it is probably impossible to know the exact day we are conceived, but the 'rule of thumb' for a human pregnancy is nine months, so nine months before your birthday is your lifeday. So if you were born on Dec. 27, happy lifeday!

Jim Schevers

Crystal Lake

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