When it comes to the issue of abortion, the facts are simple: The man’s sperm carries half of the DNA, and the woman’s egg carries the other half. Once two halves are combined, there is a new human being.

These facts achieve two things. First, it proves the theory that life begins at conception. Second, it moves the abortion issue from women’s rights to human rights.

As to legal abortions, they should be limited to saving the mother’s life — even then, only after all reasonable attempts to save both lives have been made. Does one violent act against one person justify a violent assault against a third person, even if that person is still in the mother’s womb? I think not.

Now let’s examine a few legal facts about abortion.

One, the decision in Roe v. Wade is not yet in any danger of being overturned. At best/worst, depending upon your point of view, the vote in the U.S. Supreme Court is still at least 5-4 in favor of Roe. Two, the overturning of Roe v. Wade does not uniformly make abortion illegal in this country; it simply returns the issue back to the individual states.

Three, the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution starts with the words “All persons born or naturalized in the United States.” Four, because of this wording, it will take another constitutional amendment to make abortion uniformly illegal in this country. Five, the constitutional amendment referenced in No. 4 would not find its way out of committee, let alone pass with two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress.

Notice that, until now, I have not brought religion into the discussion. That’s because I have faith that if my religious viewpoints are correct, science will validate them.



Kerry Hunt

Starkville

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