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The front-page article appearing in The Augusta Chronicle April 2 (“Animal shelter kill rate is high”) was much more than simply emotional for more than a few of the readers. It was stated that 9,650 animals had been admitted to our local animal shelter in the past year, and 66 percent, or 6,760, were euthanized. These numbers mostly reflect mature dogs and puppies as well as mature cats and kittens.

The Animal Services director stated that she and her staff found this to be emotionally taxing. I am sure most of those who read this article and had learned to love dogs and cats of all sizes found it to be to be equally distressing.

My thoughts immediately moved to our local abortion mills that have been very active for many years. In no way can I compare the killing of pets to that of babies, but unfortunately – as unrealistic as it is – with today’s mentality relative to abortion, one can easily make this most unrealistic comparison.

I moved to Augusta in 1983 and soon found the Planned Parenthood facility on Broad Street to be a very busy abortion activity. It was followed years later by the Professional Woman’s Center, which is also very busy with providing abortions for pregnant mothers from Augusta, as well as many from outside of our city.

It is most unfortunate that during the past 40 years many people have been desensitized to accepting the killing of babies as just another medical procedure without seriously considering the medical and moral realities. Medical science recognizes that a baby’s life begins at conception. Rational people recognize that all human life must be respected and protected from this point, until natural death.

In addition to the baby’s death, one must stop and also think about the numerous offspring that person would have had in the following generations, and the absolutely unlimited numbers of lives that would have occurred beyond the next few generations if its life had not been destroyed by abortion.

Abortion is a very serious decision. Unfortunately, the pro-abortion industry and those who support and defend it have redefined their action as pro-choice, which is an extremely poor choice of words. The poor innocent baby obviously has no opportunity to speak for itself.

The killing of innocent unborn babies is barbaric. Abortion kills innocent children and causes horrific consequences for the mothers who choose to kill their innocent children.

Unfortunately, we all realize we have grave problems in our nation, and in many areas of the world, that reflect a gross disrespect for life and its value. If we are truly godly people living in a godly nation as we once believed, the time is overdue to respect life at all stages and under all conditions.

I encourage Chronicle writer Wesley Brown, who wrote the exceptional article cited above, to seriously consider writing about abortion and its patients at the time of the procedure, and one, five and possibly 10 years later. This would be of great value for all to realize the damage and suffering that a great majority of the women carry silently thereafter. Also, it would be interesting to see an investigative report about people who had worked in an abortion mill who later came to realize the evil of abortion and to regret their parts in the process.

Vern J. Simon

Evans

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specsta
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specsta 04/06/13 - 03:06 am
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The Real Tragedy

"The killing of innocent unborn babies is barbaric. Abortion kills innocent children and causes horrific consequences for the mothers who choose to kill their innocent children." Vern J. Simon

What is truly barbaric is bringing a life into this world when there are no resources to take care of that life. What is truly horrible is forcing a woman to bear a child who will ultimately suffer, will be unloved, who will be abused or abandoned.

Those who would outlaw abortion could care less about what happens to that child after it is born - as evidenced by the calls by conservatives to dismantle the social safety nets that would protect that very child.

There are children being born to children. There are babies born who are already addicted to drugs. There are children who will come into families that can barely eat. There are children that will be born into abusive situations. Not everyone is born into a comfortable lifestyle where the parent or parents can take care of them properly.

Pro-lifers act as if abortion is used for a mere convenience, a quick escape for Buffy who got knocked up, so she can still graduate with her classmates at the university. Abortion is one of the most difficult decisions a woman or teenager can make - and NO ONE makes that decision lightly. Pro-life radicals completely disrespect the decision a woman might make to end her pregnancy, and the guilt they try to heap on a vulnerable human being is atrocious.

These abortion foes would rather a child be born who has a horrific, crippling disease that would cause them to be in pain and suffer every day on this planet, than for the parents to have the choice to make a humane decision to spare the child from such suffering.

Respect the woman's or couple's decision. It is no one else's business but the people (the parents) who are directly involved.

ultrarnr
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ultrarnr 04/06/13 - 03:31 am
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The Real Tragedy
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Well said.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/06/13 - 06:00 am
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Abortion

I am a parent of an adopted child so that tells you how I feel about life. I give thanks daily for the couple unknown to us who allowed this life to go forward. However, like Spectas, I do find the demonization of the poor with lots of children to be baffling all the time bashing those who may benefit from temporary public support. The attack on PP has been amazing. federal law already prohibits federal funds to be used for abortion. Some advocate for the closing of PP Centers where many women get vital wellness care. and oh, by the way, we can't have Obamacare either.

To further illustrate some conservative's march to impose the most archaic laws, the state of TN has a bill or law that ties the amount of public subsidies to school performance of the children in the family. Talk about who is trying to destroy the family....

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/06/13 - 07:09 am
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as a former wombed person myself,

i can't have an unbiased position on abortion.
However, i do agree with the above liberal posters, who are in favor of killing wombed imaginary people. I say kill all the imaginary people. Their little imaginary selves are nothing but a traumatic burden to those imaginary resources that we imagine are missing. Their imaginary suffering will, i imagine, be unbearable. And their imaginary families that can barely eat will have to share their imaginary food. And we all know what happens at imaginary tea parties. Buffy and Mrs Beasley were just miserable suffering little miscreants. So kill Mrs Beasley, and all the imaginary suffering cranium parasites mentioned by the above posters. A person is lord and master over any imaginary person invading their brain.
As for reality, and the actual person who has mass and takes up space, who contains all the plans for a baby, a toddler, a child, an adolescent, an adult, and an old person, let them live.
As the body is shared, so too, in a civilized society, are the rights to life.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/06/13 - 07:10 am
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Planned Parenthood has

Planned Parenthood has provided abortions to girls under the age of consent involved in relationships with older men and not reported them to authorities as required by law!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/06/13 - 07:29 am
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PP CENTERS

The point I make is about the use of federal funds for abortions, not whether PP Centers perform abortions.

Many entities many have federal funds but use them for services allowed by law. State agencies, Non-profits and some for-profits that may received grants and what have you do this every day. They only use that portion of federal funds strictly for those services allowed in the agreement .

Now if the debate is whether one wants an agency that receives any federal funds to perform abortions, that is a debate to have, but let's not conflate the two.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/06/13 - 07:30 am
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The two liberal posters..

?????!!!!
Whatever.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/06/13 - 07:34 am
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Where

In my post did I say that I was in favor of killing anyone?
Perhaps it's the pollen, but the attempt at satire is lost on me.

Anyway, have great Saturday all.

belle
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belle 04/06/13 - 07:41 am
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This is absurd..
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We can not forcibly have our children spayed or neutered. (wouldn't that be great!) But we also have no difficulty in this country finding homes for children where they will receive basic life sustainable care. Comparing that to the stray and neglected animals makes no sense at all.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/06/13 - 08:08 am
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Carcraft, hospitals and

Carcraft, hospitals and Planned Parenthood see evidence of minors having sex every day. The girls, if they are under the age of consent, are counseled and, based on what the girls say, are urged to report it to the police if appropriate. It is very rare that they want to do so.

The police cannot arrest anyone unless the victim is willing to talk to the police and willing to testify against the father in court. And the vast majority of the time, the girls won't, or the parents of the girls don't want it. It's not like you see on tv. You've been watching too much Law and Order: SVU.

But I'm wondering, why aren't you railing against hospitals, too? They provide abortions to these girls, too- they just call them D&C's.

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nocnoc 04/06/13 - 08:26 am
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Are Abortions are a cure for Liberals

I am against abortions on demand. It is a medical procedure and should require medical justification. With Plan B, morning after pills and free birth control is there NO justification for abortions on demand after a few days.

On the flip side.

Since the numbers of religious and Conservatives seeking abortions are in very very small number, one has to ask.

Based on the numbers of abortions performed, don't Abortions mainly control the numbers of immoral types, Atheists, Liberals and Socialists?

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RMSHEFF 04/06/13 - 09:03 am
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We are living in the liberal

We are living in the liberal "utopia" of free sex, free abortion. This requires they have no conscience, no remorse for this heinous act. This is the same mentality that allowed the German people to exterminate millions of jews. One must think of the unborn as "non human" and not worthy of life. Or say something like specsta said....they would not have been care for anyway. Romans 1:28 God gave them over to a reprobate mind.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/06/13 - 09:23 am
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nocnoc..

nocnoc...this is the same blueprint the founder of planned parenthood used. It was formed to control the population of the "undesirables". The undesirables were the poor and minorities.

proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 04/06/13 - 09:49 am
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wellness?!

To say that PP is needed for "wellness" is ridiculous. We (tax payers) provide free healthcare through Medicaid, WellCare, Amerigroup.....and MANY private practices accept this type of coverage for their patients which provides every means of medical service imaginable...just not abortions!

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soapy_725 04/06/13 - 10:14 am
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Has anyone asked an abortion survivor
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how they feel about CHOICE? How they feel about being able to breath? How they feel about their children and grandchildren?. So called Christian America cries for dogs, death row inmates and does not shed a tear for innocent defenseless human life. Even more appalling is that only one minister of the Gospel ever speaks out against the carnage of human sacrifice to the god of convenience.

Would to God Almighty that these baby murderers had been the product of parents with the same zeal for murder.

Just a s God's Word declares the good will becomes bad, evil will become righteous, so the perpetrators have become the victims.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 04/06/13 - 10:17 am
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We hold these truths to be SELF EVIDENT
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that all mankind is created equal and endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights. LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.

The right to life is God given. Thou shalt do no murder.

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Jane18 04/06/13 - 10:30 am
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Who Continues To Get Pregnant?

Abortion is a convenience for an inconvenient "happening". If I were a betting person, I would bet most abortions are done for so-called "ladies" that do not want to be tied down. Forget it being for the poor and minorities, they keep poppin' babies out, just like some of the Buffy's(right, specsta?)! Some people do not WANT to learn from their "inconvenience", because it can be made into a good financial income........................again and again!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/06/13 - 11:25 am
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Free health

So is the assertion that EVERYONE has either Medicaid, WellCare, or is covered by a private or group health care plan as through one's employer ?

If so, that's ludicrous. In my former area of employment I knew first hand students who did not meet the threshold for Medicaid. There goes the argument that all poor people are on the government dole.

Again, I make no argument for abortion, but I do argue for honest debate.

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allhans 04/06/13 - 11:54 am
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I don't have any number but

I don't have any number but I would bet you that few, very FEW, pregnancies are due to incest. Mama's boyfriend maybe....

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/06/13 - 12:28 pm
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allhans

Less than 1 %.

Mcycleman1
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Mcycleman1 04/06/13 - 01:16 pm
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Thanks Vern

Good letter Vern. Thanks for standing up for what is right.
Snuff out an animal, go to jail. Snuff out an unborn baby, all is acceptable. So our society says.
Soon, we will lose our position amongst civilized and free nations because of the moral decay.
There are lots of testimonies on the net about ex-abortion clinic workers. Here is one. Check it out. Thankfully she learned the horror of it all. Too bad it took so long.....

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-abortion-clinic-worker-speaks-ou...

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/06/13 - 01:31 pm
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truth matters, your assertion about honest debate is not honest

oh you liberals. The word "most" means all, huh?
Nobody asserted that "EVERYONE has either Medicaid, WellCare, or is covered by a private or group health care plan as through one's employer..."
But since you can't argue your position based on what is actually being said in the previous posts, you change it to something easily argued. Except you are the only poster arguing your imaginary assertions.
And that is ludicrous.

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Darby 04/06/13 - 04:15 pm
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When you were reading the above letter,

couldn't you, didn't you, like me visualize and anticipate Specsta and Truth Matters just waiting to jump into the subject with both feet?

Predictable, as darkness follows daylight...

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grouse 04/06/13 - 05:48 pm
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No one is killing babies.
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No one is killing babies.

ultrarnr
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ultrarnr 04/06/13 - 07:45 pm
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The Solution
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If you are opposed to abortion don't have one. Also, don't try to impose your moral values on others.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/06/13 - 09:53 pm
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Corgimom Mandatory reporting

Corgimom Mandatory reporting laws are not optional! It is the law. Look up mandatory reporting of sexual abuse. Pregnant 14 year Olds are required to be reported!

carcraft
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carcraft 04/06/13 - 09:57 pm
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Planned Parenthood has been

Planned Parenthood has been found guilty of violating mandatory reporting laws in multiple states!

Darby
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Darby 04/06/13 - 11:11 pm
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"There goes the argument that...

all poor people are on the government dole."

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Another straw man, set up just to be knocked down. I've never in my entire lifetime heard anyone say that ALL poor people are on welfare.

On the other hand, there are vast numbers of people on welfare who have no business being there and that number grows everyday. In fact, the Obama administration makes no secret of the fact that they hold seminars, as well as training and counseling sessions to entice more people to join the ranks. What's wrong with that picture?

It's truly rare that once someone enters the program that they escape its clutches. People on welfare don't really live, they just exist!!

Welfare, more often than not becomes a whirlpool of despair and hopelessness, entrapping entire generations who have no real chance of ever becoming self-sufficient.

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