Don't turn your back on moral decay

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May our good Lord bless and encourage you for boldly going where few in the mainstream media have the courage, integrity and honesty to tread. Your Jan. 22 editorial page, including the editorial "The House that Roe Built," accurately highlighted where the moral decay in our society is taking us.

When we as a nation turn away from our Judeo-Christian principles of love of God and love of neighbor, especially the most vulnerable and helpless in their mothers' wombs, what sort of legacy or way of life will there be for our children and grandchildren? When we truly love someone more than ourselves, we strive to please them even when it requires sacrifice and dying over self.

Jesus said, " He who obeys the commandments he has from me is the Man who loves me." (John 14:21) and "This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12)

May God grant us the grace to wake up to the reality of the horror of the slaughter of more that 3,600 innocent unborn babies each day in our country, and do what we can to save them and their mothers.

May we never forget what is commonly attributed to Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Thank you again for your editorials and the Cal Thomas column.

Greg Bernard

Augusta

(The writer is deacon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta.)

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soldout
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soldout 01/24/11 - 11:34 pm
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good letter

good letter

msitua
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msitua 01/25/11 - 01:19 am
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It's ok though that there

It's ok though that there have been so far 545 reported spontaneous abortions following the HPV vaccine.(in the US-the VAERS report) How come nobody is upset about this?

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Techfan 01/25/11 - 07:17 am
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"When evaluating data from

"When evaluating data from VAERS, it is important to note that for any reported event, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established. Reports of all possible associations between vaccines and adverse events (possible side effects) are filed in VAERS. Therefore, VAERS collects data on any adverse event following vaccination, be it coincidental or truly caused by a vaccine. The report of an adverse event to VAERS is not documentation that a vaccine caused the event." http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/index

"It is estimated that up to half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost (aborted) spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Among those women who know they are pregnant, the miscarriage rate is about 15-20%." http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm

Among all women (including those who didn't know they were pregnant), one study showed a 31% miscarriage rate. http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/abstract.do?topicKey=%7EOL0Hfsn...

The anti-vaccine zealots are amazing. Evidently breathing air causes a 31% miscarriage rate. Why is no one upset about this?

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southernguy08 01/25/11 - 07:39 am
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Thanks for the letter, Mr.
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Thanks for the letter, Mr. Bernard. Too bad you'll be attacked by the liberals for it. Remember, the liberal leader, Barack Obama, referred to an unwanted pregnancy as "a mistake." With logic like that, abortion is easily rationalized as a "choice," instead of murder.

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dani 01/25/11 - 07:40 am
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msitua..Maybe because it

msitua..Maybe because it wasn't intentional. Or premeditated.

soldout
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soldout 01/25/11 - 11:43 am
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This country is reaping the

This country is reaping the crop from allowing abortion on demand. Sowing and reaping can work for us or against us. The opposite of pro-life is pro-death and there is a strong spirit of death in this country.

Professor Chaos
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Professor Chaos 01/25/11 - 02:16 pm
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If abortion is murder, how

If abortion is murder, how would you prosecute women who have a miscarriage? Whether it was unintentional or not, if you're saying that the second the sperm reaches the egg it's now considered a living life, child, kid, baby, or whatever... Then accusing someone who has an abortion of being a murderer means you have to treat miscarriages as murder (or at the very least, manslaughter) as well.

I never see ‘pro-life’ supporters pursue anything of the sort though. Hypocritical much? Or is this really just part of the inability to realize that, believe it or not, it’s not considered an actual life until birth not just legally but also by definition of the word.

I'll disagree with all of you about access to abortion, but we definitely need better access to birth control. And, men need to be held more accountable. It's too easy for dead-beat sperm donors to ditch their responsibilities.

One last question for the pro lifers:

How many children have you adopted? I personally feel that every person who does not believe in abortion should adopt one child from foster services and it should be an older, non-white child because they are the hardest to place....

Professor Chaos
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Professor Chaos 01/25/11 - 02:17 pm
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Abortions past 24 weeks are

Abortions past 24 weeks are illegal in Pennsylvania. An important question is, why did these women seek abortions late in the pregnancy, at increasing cost, and in that place? What was going on the previous 7-8 months?

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Fiat_Lux 01/25/11 - 03:24 pm
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Professor, you clearly know

Professor, you clearly know next to nothing about pro-lifers, and just as clearly can't know any of them yourself. Just whom do you think is doing most of the adoption of older and non-Caucasian children both in the United States and around the world? Just in little old Augusta, five separate families on the single block I live on have done exactly what you so presumptuously recommend, and two of these families adopted siblings groups as well. That doesn't include numerous other families in that same neighborhood who have adopted so-called hard-to-place children and raised them to be wonderful, productive adults.

As for the rest of what you posted, it could hardly be more ridiculous.

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chascush 01/25/11 - 04:31 pm
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Professor Chaos, ‘I'll

Professor Chaos, ‘I'll disagree with all of you about access to abortion, but we definitely need better access to birth control.’
How can you make birth control access better? Birth controls pill are easy to get. Condoms can be bought at any store. Perhaps you support giving condoms to small children.

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rmwhitley 01/25/11 - 05:04 pm
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Dem dar smart lefties. All
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Dem dar smart lefties. All education and not nary a lick o' sense.

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JM88 01/25/11 - 07:32 pm
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"One last question for the

"One last question for the pro lifers:

How many children have you adopted? I personally feel that every person who does not believe in abortion should adopt one child from foster services and it should be an older, non-white child because they are the hardest to place...."

Oh, I love when the pro-aborts trot out this specious argument.

Do you oppose the deportation of illegal immigrants? If so, then you should have to take one into your home to live with you.

See how silly and logically incoherent your point sounds?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 01/25/11 - 09:21 pm
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Some really big church that

Some really big church that endorses molecules to man Evolution which claims we all came from an ape like ancestor then are amazed when folks act like apes. The world has always proven to be too young to be the age that evolutionist claim it must be for evolutition to work if it could. All ancient languages being found fully formed and much more complex than modern languages proves we were created and going downhill not evolving. DNA science says the progenitor of all mankind was around about 6-7yrs ago. Far less time than evolution needs to work, if it could. So if the members of that big church want folks to stop aborting they should admit Y.OUNG E.ARTH S.CIENCE proves they are creations of an almighty God, not descendents of ape like creatures.

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InChristLove 01/25/11 - 10:15 pm
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Professor Chaos, you have got

Professor Chaos, you have got to be joking, comparing abortion and miscarriage. A miscarriage is the lost of a child which is beyond a woman's control. Abortion is the killing of a child which a woman has total control of. Big difference in the two.

Professor Chaos
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Professor Chaos 01/25/11 - 11:20 pm
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If Roe vs. Wade were

If Roe vs. Wade were overturned tomorrow, how would you deal with:

1. The millions of children who would now be overflowing the already stretched beyond measure foster are program?

2. Who is going to provide for these children? Would you be in favor of raised taxes in order to ensure that their needs are met?

3. How would... you ensure that women who still seek abortions are not dying at the hands of back alley abortionists?

4/ Rape/incest/medical reasons? Exceptions for these?.

5. Mental health, emotional and behavioral problems of children born to mothers who didn't want them and are unable to properly care for them.

6. The answer to less abortions are comprehensive sex ed, free and available birth control, and social programs to support women and children. What have YOU contributed to these solutions?

I find that the overwhelming majority of pro-lifers I get into discussions with never look beyond wanting to end abortions to the issues that would arise.

Professor Chaos
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Professor Chaos 01/25/11 - 11:28 pm
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And why must people who have

And why must people who have an abortion be sex craved creatures all the time? There are many people who are already parents,married, with a stable job and home who have an abortion. Get off your high horse and realize this. Besides you make abortion seem like an easy decision. It's not. No one is throwing a baby away, a fetus yes, but a baby no. Why not call the fetus an elder. It is an potential elder, but not an elder yet. Do you hear mothers calling their fetus a teenager?

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Fiat_Lux 01/26/11 - 08:03 pm
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Of course, benighted souls

Of course, benighted souls such as the good professor would never consider teaching children the sexual values and mores that were firmly in place for thousands of years before our current "enlightenment". That those social taboos and standards might have had some genuine social value, some real importance in the welfare of children and families in general wouldn't be worth a passing thought compared with the push to do whatever one likes, regardless of who is affected.

Just kill the inconvenient instead of taking responsibility for creating them. It's the American way, right Professor?

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