Quit killing our offspring

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Thirty-nine years ago, on Jan. 21, 1973, our Supreme Court said “yes” to abortion on demand, legalizing the killing of any unborn baby, for any or no reason.

That day, America embarked on a slippery downhill road – a treacherous trail to a depth most of us would never have imagined.

In less than four decades, Americans have exterminated more than 50 million living babies – more than 75,000 in Augusta alone – all the offspring these future adults would have reproduced, and all the fruit of their lives that would have developed on Earth. This slide has continued with attempts to undermine marriage and the family in every possible way; legalize gay marriage; glorify the sin of homosexual activity; push for every form of perversion; and doggedly try to banish God and His ways from Americans’ lives. Who thought this could happen to the greatest, most blessed nation on Earth?

If we will be honest and courageous enough to look further down this fatal path, we might see the following:

Assisted suicide could become common, and legalized euthanasia put into standard practice. This is defined as a “duty to die” for the higher good of the greater populace. The cost of socialistic, universal health care would require the elderly, feeble and “too expensive” to care for to be “put down” – a computer-generated, mandated death date, no questions asked.

Abortion could take on a very different look as it moves from optional to mandatory, as in China today. Then, parents would get to keep only one child that the Lord had given them, and be required to abort all the other children He gives them. The cost to maintain multiple children would be deemed too expensive for the health-care system to cover.

Christianity could be banned in all public activity, and speaking out for your faith would likely be punishable by imprisonment or worse. Churches could be forbidden and closed, and all their rights taken away. We can’t fathom these atrocities. We can, however, read Romans 1:18-32 to get a better understanding.

All this is because we disobeyed God and took into our own hands the determination of who gets to live and die. If killing our offspring is considered acceptable, what isn’t?

Do Americans still care enough about their country to make the effort to restore it to its former greatness?

Gary Garner

Augusta

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burninater
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burninater 01/18/12 - 11:40 pm
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The cost of socialistic,

The cost of socialistic, universal health care would require the elderly, feeble and “too expensive” to care for to be “put down” – a computer-generated, mandated death date, no questions asked.
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I think this may well qualify as the biggest load of c**p the ACES has ever published.

burninater
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burninater 01/18/12 - 11:42 pm
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Christianity could be banned

Christianity could be banned in all public activity, and speaking out for your faith would likely be punishable by imprisonment or worse.
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Oh, I take that back, I hadn't gotten to this paragraph yet.

burninater
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burninater 01/18/12 - 11:43 pm
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Must be ratings week to put

Must be ratings week to put this shark jump in the mix ...

blues550
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blues550 01/18/12 - 11:56 pm
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How many murders are
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How many murders are committed each year at Planned Parenthood on Broad Street.

KSL
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KSL 01/19/12 - 12:16 am
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I would love to see the same

I would love to see the same outrage that will be happening under Obamacare (change Medicare) as to the elderly. I am about to be 65 years old and all of my grandparents lived well beyond the "we are not going to go to all lengths to extend their lives, can't they take a pill?" under OB care. My 96 year old grandmother never spent a day in her life in the hospital until the last week of her life, never had hospice, nothing. She died one week short of her 97th birthday in 1986.

You people who are so worried about aborted babies better start worrying about living people who have spent their lives contributing.

KSL
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KSL 01/19/12 - 12:41 am
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I know exactly where I stand

I know exactly where I stand on both issues and am very secure in my standings, but why are liberals so firm on supporting abortion and against capital punishment and conservatives so firm on being pro capital punishment and against abortion?

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specsta 01/19/12 - 01:26 am
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If the letter writer is so

If the letter writer is so worried about abortion and "killing our offspring", I wonder if he would support the teaching of an in-depth sexual education course in our schools that explains all forms of birth control and human sexuality.

I am not referring to some glossed over "abstinence only" nonsense, but a required course that explains, in stark detail, human sexuality. Also, freely available birth control, in all forms, including Plan B One-Step pills - would be available without parental consent.

In conjunction with this, a course would be required, of any couple seeking to get married, that teaches married partners how to please their mates sexually and how to handle their finances. You don't take the course, you can't get married. The goal is to deter divorce by addressing the two main issues that bring couples to separation and divorce - sex and money.

Now, you've taken care of a couple of serious issues that produce unwanted children.

Abortion (except to save the life of the mother) exists because either a teen girl cannot take care of a child or an adult cannot take care of a child. Access to birth control should be as simple as buying a soda from the store. There should be no stigma involved for any woman or man of child-bearing age. Otherwise, teens will sneak around, get bad advice from other teens and wind up with an unplanned pregnancy.

If these Bible-thumpers truly want to stem the tide of unplanned pregnancies, resulting in abortion, they must understand that knowledge of the sexual human body, as well as accessibility to all forms of birth control, is the only solution. Telling teens not to have sex is stupid. They are going to do it, regardless of the consequences. It is only wise to prepare them with knowledge and understanding about themselves as sexual beings.

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desertcat6 01/19/12 - 03:23 am
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Great letter. Unfortuately

Great letter. Unfortuately abortion will exist despite any law designed to eliminate it. I am pro-life and would like to see more focus put on making abortion less socially acceptable. Adoption, abstinance, use of birth control, and harsh legal/financial consequences for farthering a child outside marraige.

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carcraft 01/19/12 - 05:43 am
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specsta- Interesting except

specsta- Interesting except for the fact that prior to wide spread acess to birth control and the the facts of life being taught in school single parent families were the very rare exception and, most peole were married before they had children and the poverty rate in many minority comunities was less than it is today. Ross's song "Love Child" a plea to wait would not even make it to number 200 on the pop chart today! Any body above the level of idiot today has accessability to birth control and teaching about reproduction..it is idiots that are having unwed children creating further poverty and crime in American communities!

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bjphysics 01/19/12 - 06:03 am
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Poe's law “Poe's law, named

Poe's law

“Poe's law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is an Internet adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism.”

“Poe's law states:

‘Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.’

A corollary of Poe's law is the reverse phenomenon: legitimate fundamentalist beliefs being mistaken for a parody of that belief.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law

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Jon Lester 01/19/12 - 06:49 am
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As suggested above, how about

As suggested above, how about agnostic sex education that teaches in terms of what it's for, and why it makes us behave this way? You only complicate the matter if you demand an end to reproductive freedom on the basis of irrational matters of faith that deny our obvious animal nature.

saywhatagain
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saywhatagain 01/19/12 - 07:26 am
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Well done Mr. Garner. For

Well done Mr. Garner. For once in my editorializing life I have nothing to add.

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david jennings 01/19/12 - 07:42 am
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So liberals are firm in their

So liberals are firm in their support of executing the innocent that have offended no one and conservative are firm on executing those that have offended, duh! I admit, I might be a little on the conserative side.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/19/12 - 08:32 am
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We must admit that in 1973

We must admit that in 1973 Richard N Mixon was President.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/19/12 - 09:14 am
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"agnostic sex education" is

"agnostic sex education" is there such a thing? "that deny our obvious animal nature"......

LOL, sad to think that's the way you view intimacy Jon Lester. From my point of view, the joining of a man and a woman who are husband and wife, living a God centered life, is a beautiful thing and nothing animalistic about it. Animal nature....sounds like an act of joining with no emotion, which is what I suppose copulating has become today.

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iLove 01/19/12 - 09:19 am
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A Nation that has taken their
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A Nation that has taken their eyes off God....A nation that wants to be God, will never, NEVER be "right" until the focus is put back on Him.

We are in the times where we as belivers can make things "right", if we only believe and love as God has loved us, and TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS.

Im speaking to myself too.

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stillamazed 01/19/12 - 09:32 am
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Once again, people need to

Once again, people need to stop trying to police other peoples private lives. I am neither pro nor con when it comes to abortion, but I think each individual knows what is right for them. It is not for me to judge a woman who makes that decision, nor is it anyone else's right. If people spent half the time and energy into making their own lives better then they would not feel a need to patrol others lives.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/19/12 - 09:34 am
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"If these Bible-thumpers

"If these Bible-thumpers truly want to stem the tide of unplanned pregnancies, resulting in abortion, they must understand that knowledge of the sexual human body, as well as accessibility to all forms of birth control, is the only solution. Telling teens not to have sex is stupid. They are going to do it, regardless of the consequences. It is only wise to prepare them with knowledge and understanding about themselves as sexual beings."

If we quit waving the Hershy bar in front of the chocoholic maybe some of the unplanned pregancies would decrease. Men need to start being fathers and we need to teach our children the value of virginity and our of bodies. Start teaching our young sons at a early age, respect for themselves and respect for our young women. Teach our young women how to carry herself like a lady and to respect young men and most of all, not to put themselves in a situation where temptation is too strong to overcome. We have allowed our young daughters to "date" way too young and dress like hookers all for the sake of being in style. We have allowed our young men to fill their minds with unwholesome things so that they no longer respect young girls all for the sake of letting boys be boys. If parents would step up to the plate and be the kind of parents God intended them to be.......I would say we'd have a lot less issue with abortion, unplanned children, and divorce.

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itsanotherday1 01/19/12 - 09:43 am
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10-4 on all points ICL. The

10-4 on all points ICL. The root of the problem is deeper in the ground than that though.

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harley_52 01/19/12 - 09:47 am
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stillamazed said "Once again,

stillamazed said "Once again, people need to stop trying to police other peoples private lives."

I agree, but I fail to see the applicability of that statement to the issue of abortion where two private lives are involved.

Society should not allow mothers to kill their children and mothers who seek to kill their children should be stopped if possible and prosecuted if successful right along with the doctors who do the actual killing.

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allhans 01/19/12 - 10:19 am
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As long as a woman is so free

As long as a woman is so free with her body (the one she will say she cares so much about) there will be unwanted pregnancies. No amount of teaching will change a person's desire for self indulgence. .

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Jane18 01/19/12 - 10:20 am
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Very true harley. In the

Very true harley. In the womb......and out of the womb! Do you know the womb is 'supposed' to be a place of safety?

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harley_52 01/19/12 - 10:25 am
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Jane18 asked "Do you know the

Jane18 asked "Do you know the womb is 'supposed' to be a place of safety?"

Indeed. When an innocent unborn child is slaughtered it is the ultimate betrayal.

If you can't trust your own mother, who can you trust?

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allhans 01/19/12 - 10:33 am
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shrimp...The decision made

shrimp...The decision made in 1973 was by the Supreme Court.

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skeptic griggsy 01/19/12 - 10:38 am
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specsta, amen and indeed.
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specsta, amen and indeed.
Not until around 22 months does personhood arrive,so before then no abortion would kill a person1 Personhood requires a working mind at birth.
The benighted use the fallacy of the slippery slope in their prattle.
This Union is ever bettering itself! The Affordable Care Act is helping to balance the budget and people's private ones also.
In1216, which Democrat will succeed Pres. Barack Hussein Obama?
Cry and bleat!

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Jake 01/19/12 - 10:44 am
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Quit killing "our" offspring?

Quit killing "our" offspring?

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Willow Bailey 01/19/12 - 10:48 am
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People never get it, unless

People never get it, unless they fully understand what they are in for..the reality of the consequences and I am not just talking about unwanted pregnancies.

It's imperative to educate about why we have a need or desire to be intimate, understand the differences between the sexes, explore our own emotional needs and goals. There are so many things to be talked about.

Just telling them to say, No, it's wrong, will not work.
Just telling them it's a sin, won't save them from it.
Shaming and guilting only adds to the problem.

If people are to make wiser decisions, they will need to have far greater understanding of themselves and the purpose behind God's commandments. Our God is not a fun sucker, He created sex, He knows how it works, He also knows how it doesn't.

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david jennings 01/19/12 - 11:22 am
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Thanks allhans, I was

Thanks allhans, I was wondering if Richard Nixon ruled on Roe vs. Wade

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David Parker 01/19/12 - 12:08 pm
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W/o getting into right and

W/o getting into right and wrong and sin vs virtue, let me lay this down. The judgement by the Supreme Court is not a rumor. It occurred. Throughout history, laws or the lackthereof have been attacked so that changes can be implemented. Until THIS decision is reversed, squawk on about fetal rights and women's right to choose. May as well throw in the egg and sperm rights, as they are arguably a living element apart from their host, yet still residing in it, for a minute anyway. The idea that a court can say this is righter than that is conjecture no? It's just been studied enough to assume there is relevance in their judgements.

So in the end, it appears nobody has come up with anything relevant toward reversing their decision. I do see alot of religious invocation masked as relevancy, but Church and State mind you cannot mix.

So do the math. Those who want their beliefs to coordinate government policy, either can revolt, move, or be disatisfied. I embrace the debate b/c it means their is hope for our country. Once things get to the point where dissenting opinions are unwelcome and restricted, it'll be too late.

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pearlthesquirrel 01/19/12 - 12:09 pm
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"Christianity could be banned
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"Christianity could be banned in all public activity, and speaking out for your faith would likely be punishable by imprisonment or worse. Churches could be forbidden and closed, and all their rights taken away." Seriously G.G., you really think that's going to happen in the U.S.? I mean, the massive militant Christian-militia would NEVER allow that to happen. But now that you mention it, that does seem like a good idea to me. As far as the Romans 1:18-32 thing goes, well, I usually don't read "fiction," so somebody will have to fill me in on that gobble-dee-gook. G.G. seems like he wants to blame "us" for abortion but, according to him and people of his ilk, GOD created us, so, thinking logically, the all-omnipotent, all-omniscient GOD should have known what he was creating, correct? Yea, I am correct. So, why doesn't GOD get any of the blame for the mess HE created? He doesn't get any blame because of "selective perception" - the blinders that blind the religious. Oh man, I'm stompin' out religion one post at a time. And besides, abortion is legal courtesy of Roe v. Wade. And just perhaps, just perhaps, I wonder if any of those woman getting those blasphemous abortions just happens to be "Christians"? Just wonderin'.

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