Kinder to the unborn


Three sentences from the Times, Nov. 1, editorial epitomize the illiberal liberal: “Bush was implying a kinder, gentler America again in his post-election speech. His nominee to the Supreme Court will show whether he means it. When the Supreme Court opening occurs, if he picks a hard right, anti-choice conservative, it’s going to be war.” What is a “hard right, anti-choice conservative?” It is someone who does not agree with the Democrat version of “abortion rights,” which is not simply abortion to save the life of the mother, or abortion in the case of incest, or abortion in the case of rape. No, that’s the Republican position.

The Democrats want abortion on demand, abortion any time for any reason by any means, including barbaric practices (description deleted). Not surprisingly, the polls show abortion on demand to be a decidedly minority position, 23 percent in the last Gallup.

Please note that the editorial, apparently desiring a “kinder, gentler America,” states that, if the 77 percent do not give in to the 23 percent, “It’s going to be war.”

Could it be that a kinder, gentler America is one that does not sanction a mother taking the life of her own child? Mother Teresa summed it up: “If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use any violence to get what they want.”

Richard M. Coleman.