This is a response to, "Debate on Abortion Rationally." The writer mistakenly assumes the Republican party is the only party against abortion, when in fact, it's a fundamental basic right-to-life issue which has pro-life proponents on both sides of the aisle.
He also stated, "The foundation of the argument is the best interest of the nation," I do agree; it is the best interest of the United States of America to place life at the top of the list of our National Right to Life policies.
In regards to the writer's thinking process on Third World countries and the killing of innocent people, most of us would agree and most of us would do anything to stop those innocent lives from being lost. The same cannot be said for the writer when he clearly condones the legal, systematic killing of 50 million American babies.
He also stated, "One million more abandoned, abused or neglected children a year will severely strain already over-strained state budgets." Rationally and calmly, this argument has no foundation; many of the same women who have had an abortion will later birth one or more babies and by his own admission, "will severely strain already over-strained state budgets."
He also stated that, of the dramatic national decline in violent crime beginning in the early 1990s, he found that the millions of unwanted children not born after 1973 as a result of abortion accounted for 40 percent of the reason for the falling rate of violent crime.
Wow, according to this mathematical theory, we could cut our crime rate to 80 percent if we increased the killing of American babies from 50 million to 100 million; yes, if you kill most of the people the crime rate will go down; there is no rational thinking from a theory such as this.
In closing, the writer's pen reveals his heart, from his letter most people would calmly and rationally conclude, "It's all about saving a buck, not saving the life of American babies."
Calmly and rationally, God cannot and will not continue to bless America as long as we continue to kill these innocent American babies. The price America is about to pay, will be a heavy price.
What if one of the babies aborted was meant to become a doctor and save or extend the life of the writer?
Steven L. Conley