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A Matter of Perspective

It’s been about a year since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Roe v. Wade was an often controversial abortion law. I’m not here to talk about that specifically.

I’m going to talk about something that has bothered me for quite some time. It is related to abortion, but it’s not a political commentary on it specifically.

When Roe v. Wade was being overturned there was a lot of discussion about it being a matter of choice. There was discussion and a whole lot of yelling about it being a woman’s choice what to do with her body including aborting an unborn baby.

A short time later—and it continues to this day and is likely to continue for a long time to come—is the issue of gun control.

People were getting all upset about how to protect the children from gun violence.

My question is—why? Why are we concerned about children when they are outside the body, but not when they are inside of it?

I get that a lot of people do not agree that a child is a child until it is born. However, the very same people who question gun laws and how to protect our children are the same ones who consider abortion a matter of choice or more simply, a matter of birth control.

I do not consider this a political matter but a matter of heart.

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t endorse or condone abortion and then ask how we can protect our children.

If you want to protect the children, you must protect them at the earliest stage of life until the end of it.

I know this is a very controversial issue and I am not saying I am right. I am not saying I am wrong, either. I am merely saying that if we want to have an honest discussion on protecting children, we have to be clear on who a child is. Until that can happen, there can be no intelligent discussion on protecting our children. It will merely be an emotional battle based on feelings and not facts.

Let us protect the children—all of the children.


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