Silence must be broken on other issues

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I recently read an article in the Metro section: "Pastor calls for unity" (Jan. 17). The article refers to a local ceremony titled Breaking the Silence, in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Clifford Williams states that Dr. King "was concerned about everybody." Listeners were challenged to break the silence for the civil rights movement.

Reflecting on this, I thought of the plight of unborn children. I considered the analogy between the present-day silence of the civil rights battle African-Americans continue to fight and the present-day silence that exists when it comes to the civil rights of unborn children. The plea of the unborn remains silent. Those who have gone before them have chosen a culture of death over life, selfishly choosing convenience rather than responsibility. Will the silence continue for those whose civil rights are destroyed without the hope of life?

I believe the great Dr. King, the champion of justice, would not have been the least bit silent over fetuses being pulled from their mothers' wombs. Certainly, Dr. King would have asked people of all races, genders, nationalities and faiths to rise up in one voice for those with no voice; he would have become the voice for the voiceless.

Imagine if Dr. King were alive at this present time in history. Picture the joy he would be feeling and embracing as he spoke at President Obama's inauguration. Consequently, imagine the tears streaming down his face as he passionately pleads with all Americans and civil rights activists to allow his dream of equality not to remain silent for those who are not allowed to breathe, much less dream.

Terence B. Douglas

Augusta

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Nammy
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Nammy 02/05/09 - 04:56 am
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Good letter!

Good letter!

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 02/05/09 - 06:38 am
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Had he lived, HE would have

Had he lived, HE would have been the first Black President.

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 02/05/09 - 08:35 am
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Great letter!

Great letter!

Talkatoast
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Talkatoast 02/05/09 - 08:37 am
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Also, there is no such thing

Also, there is no such thing as having rights to your own body. Suicide is considered illegal, even though it is you who are killing your own body. Therefore, in a technical sense, you don't have full control of your own body. If I were to kill someone with my arm, I would be put in prison or sentenced to death. But I killed this person with my own arm. "I have control over my own body, therefore why should I be punished for using MY arm to kill someone?" It's the same thing as saying a woman has rights to her own body, the right to rip an unborn child out of her own womb and kill it--horsehocky.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/05/09 - 09:54 am
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Civil rights ARE for black

Civil rights ARE for black women. Because they are the ones who are being violated when pols put laws on women's bodies. That is why I support a woman's right to abortion. And this LTE writer (and all other anti-choicers) is just like rappers Nelly and Ludacris when it comes to the treatment of women: he has no respect for women.

soldout
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soldout 02/05/09 - 10:39 am
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the opposite of pro-life is

the opposite of pro-life is pro-death; not pro choice.

wise ole man
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wise ole man 02/05/09 - 10:41 am
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Woman's right to abortion

Woman's right to abortion should not be used for birth control. If you do not want to get pregnant- do not have sex! Why should the unborn suffer for someone carelessness. I have sympathy for those women who are raped, incest etc, but not for those who use abortion as birth control. Just as it is against the law to murder a child, it should be against the law to murder an unborn child.

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charlie marlow 02/05/09 - 10:54 am
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No, abortion should not be

No, abortion should not be used as birth control. Unfortunately, no matter how much we would like for it to be otherwise, people who have absolutely no ability to care for children will continue to have sex. What is needed is not outlawing abortion, but to make it so very few people would be put in a situation that an abortion is needed. Make sure condoms are readily available and inexpensive. Make sure birth control pills are, likewise, readily available and inexpensive. Make sure people are educated in the use of contraceptives and safe sex. I know many of you are not going to like this, but condoms and birth control should be available without parental consent. Then, the adoption laws should be revised to make it easier to adopt. There should be no reason anyone has to go to Africa to adopt a child.

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TechLover 02/05/09 - 11:02 am
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The opposite of anti-choice

The opposite of anti-choice is pro choice. The right likes to play games with names. Estate tax becomes "death tax", intact dilation and extraction becomes "partial birth abortion, Clean Skies Inititiative means industry can pollute more, Healthy Forest Initiative means cut down more trees. Run it by a focus group and see what name works the best. These repeated letters are the equivalent of robo-calls. If the AC got multiple letters from a group on the left, would they continuously run them? I doubt it.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 02/05/09 - 11:36 am
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Good letter and I am against

Good letter and I am against abortion. I have an idea what if all the guys that wanted sex with no responsibilities have a vasectomy. I mean lets face it.... a condom takes the fun out of it. Birth control pills and the like for women is costly and can cause side effects. One little snip and the guy never has to worry again about the inconvenience of a pregnant girlfriend. It just seems logical to me. Also, if he wishes to have a child later he can adopt from the thousands of babies needing a home. I speak from experience.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 02/05/09 - 11:39 am
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techlover, to answer your

techlover, to answer your question, YES they would

dashiel
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dashiel 02/05/09 - 11:40 am
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TechLover, these antics with

TechLover, these antics with semantics is what you must resort to when dealing with a one-size-fits-all mentality--and no regime has ever been more cynical about this than the one so recently deposed. Originality from the right is so rare, however, that we should at least acknowledge that Brother Douglas is onto something with his civil rights angle, though the King animation is a tad theatrical. Sadly, one size does not fit all, and this is why one woman at a time must make this profound decision--and why she must be free to do so.

lovelylululady
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lovelylululady 02/05/09 - 04:38 pm
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Beautifully written letter!

Beautifully written letter!

jack
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jack 02/05/09 - 04:55 pm
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Can anyone show me in the

Can anyone show me in the Constitution where a woman has a "right" to kill a fetus/baby? Roe v. Wade was decided by the SCOTUS on a lie and should be over turned. The liar has since become an ati-abortion activist.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/05/09 - 05:05 pm
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Show you, jack? Read the 13th

Show you, jack? Read the 13th Amendment, which forbids slavery, and that includes the enslavement of women via forced pregnancy. Read the 14th Amendment, in which Roe was built from. It said that no living person born shall be denied the right to life. By banning abortion, you ARE DENYING women the right to life.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/05/09 - 05:07 pm
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And I used to support

And I used to support anti-abortion policies until 1/31/2003 -- six years and six days ago.

GodsServices
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GodsServices 02/05/09 - 11:24 pm
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To say antichoice is a spin

To say antichoice is a spin against prolife Since the child is the one facing strife The choice that is made comes with a price paid but the decision maker is spared the knife

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/06/09 - 12:30 am
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Pro-life = anti-choice.

Pro-life = anti-choice. Because you are forcing a woman to be enslaved by the government.

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