I write in response to Patrick Radcliff's July 8 letter to the editor, "Keep abortion law in place." I found Radcliff's remarks twisted and generally misleading as he argues for West Virginia to maintain the "legal status quo" concerning abortion in this state. That "status quo" only meant that 1.2 million unborn were murdered with 2,300 of them occurring in this state according to Radcliff's research.
The fact of the whole ugly matter is that by far the majority of abortions are done as a means of birth control. A very, very small percentage of abortions are done as a matter of medical necessity for the mother or because of rape and incest. A multi-million dollar for-profit abortion industry has arisen in this country since Roe-V-Wade. Planned Parenthood is one the largest providers of abortions. Unborn children each day are chemically burnt, cut and mutilated, or partially born to have scissors or some sharp instrument rammed into the base of their skull and the brains then sucked out. The remains are thrown out like trash. But we need to maintain the "status quo" don't we?
Radcliff stated conservatives seem to ironically betray their small government ideology by wanting government to step in and stop abortions. There is no betrayal or irony in this at all. Conservatives also believe that one of the primary functions of government is the protection of its people. I believe that includes the unborn.
Radcliff states that liberals argue from a moral side of the issue. What is the moral you ask? Whether or not women have access to abortion professionals rather than the coat hanger in the back alley technique. That's Radcliff's moral side? Is that the liberal's moral argument for justifying infanticide?
Radcliff concludes his letter by saying, "This letter does not argue the merits of either side but rather urges that West Virginia maintain the legal status quo, which is somewhat inhibitory, and not follow the recent example of Mississippi which virtually eliminated the right to abortion in that state. (Legislation which will be tested in Federal court.) As neither side will ever hold sway in this argument, a quiet compromise is the best of all possible worlds."
But Radcliff is wrong. One side does hold sway. It's the side that champions death. And "quiet compromise" is the way of evil and a dark crimson stain upon this nation!