Freedom of Choice Act is plain wrong

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Thank you for including Star Parker's column in The Augusta Chronicle . She tells it like it is when it comes to abortion ("The root of nation's economic crisis is a fundamental moral crisis," Feb. 17).

The widespread practice of abortion is a plague causing more deaths of innocent babies than any plague of the past. The so-called Freedom of Choice Act, if passed, will not bring about freedom. Rather, it will put pregnant women of any age in bondage. They will be given the "right" to kill innocent babies and the "right" to suffer themselves the pain of a serious medical procedure accompanied by guilt, depression, sorrow and possible future infertility, under the guise of sexual freedom.

Even minors can "choose" to place themselves in that agonizing situation without their parent's knowledge. This could result in serious negative health issues for these girls. Can those clamoring for abortion rights be that lacking in concern for our daughters and their unborn children?

Hospitals and medical practitioners who conscientiously object to abortions will be in bondage as well, being open to lawsuits for refusing to perform abortions. State legislatures will be in bondage, losing their right to create or enforce laws that would restrict abortions in any way.

I urge all of us who believe in God to take a stand against the passage of the Freedom of Choice Act for abortion.

Kay I. Hays

North Augusta, S.C.

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GGpap
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GGpap 02/25/09 - 02:53 am
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"They will be given the

"They will be given the "right" Well, Kay, when anyone is given a "right" to choice it is my belief that no matter the after effect of whatever choice they make, by making their free will choice they have tacitly, and honestly agreed to accept the consequences; right or wrong. Your conviction that they will be in bondage if they take advantage of their freedom to choose is narrow, restrictive, and unacceptable to freedom loving folk all across America. Further, in response to your statement that "State legislatures will be in bondage, losing their right to create or enforce laws that would restrict abortions in any way," I will offer the following: your statement implies that state legislators have a "right" to create or enforce laws is only correct to the extent that IF the laws they have a "right" to create are the laws that the majority of their constituents wish to be ruled by. In the case of abortions, I believe that the majority would prefer the freedom of "choice" rather than the tyranny of those that offer their opposition to "choice," because of their belief in God, and thereby, try to exert their will over the majority. GGpap

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TrukinRanger 02/25/09 - 03:15 am
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Get a life Kay. This subject

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Get a life Kay. This subject is tiring.... Keep your stupid religion out of people's lives that don't want it. Until the little wad of cells can live on their own it's not a seperate life. This has been proven over and over again and your people keep dragging this subject out in the open. If it doesn't concern YOU then mind YOUR own business and quit worrying about others. We have too many busy-bodies in this world already.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 02/25/09 - 05:50 am
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I wonder how many of these

I wonder how many of these who favor killing children are REALLY in favor of choice. I propose that we allow any and all abortion as long as it can be done without harming the child. That would terminate the pregnancy AND save the child. Only problem is that terminating the pregnancy isn't what most of them REALLY want. What they REALLY want is to kill the child. If they can honestly respond to this post, you will see the selfishness in their desires.

wcr250
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wcr250 02/25/09 - 06:37 am
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Thank you kay. You are so

Thank you kay. You are so right.
GGPap is dead wrong and has no use for God or his word,pay no attention to him and people like him.

wcr250
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wcr250 02/25/09 - 06:39 am
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Ranger,you are the one who

Ranger,you are the one who needs a life, and sense and God.

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 02/25/09 - 06:48 am
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As you all knew before you

As you all knew before you voted for him, President Obama promised that "his first act" as President would be to sign the FOCA. Well, he lied about doing it first but he will follow through. Congratulations on your choice.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 07:07 am
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Kill the baby, Kill the baby.

Kill the baby, Kill the baby. Who will speak up for the baby when it's right to life is removed? When a woman chooses to make a baby, she doesn't need to compound the issue by allowing the baby to live. Be free, be continental. Kill the baby, kill the baby.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 02/25/09 - 08:12 am
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Wouldn't it be cheaper to

Wouldn't it be cheaper to carry the unwanted child to full term, deliver it and then sell it to pedophiles of America for a profit???? Kinda like having your cake and eating it too. I mean why would you care what happens to it. Or do you just delight in the baby killing experience?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:15 am
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No Putt, it would be like

No Putt, it would be like having your cake and having someone else eat it. But, it would be like making a "free" profit. That should appeal to abortion mothers.

44mag
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44mag 02/25/09 - 08:20 am
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"Until the little wad of

"Until the little wad of cells can live on their own it's not a seperate life." And what's your opinion on the big wad of cells near the end of life? Or perhaps following a traffic accident? Admit it, you think God is not the Creator and you have all the answers! For being so all-knowing I'm amazed you can't spell "separate"!

coleone360
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coleone360 02/25/09 - 08:21 am
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Well Kay then your only

Well Kay then your only option is to meet these ladies at the door and tell them your willing to adopt. By the way how many of the children in the foster care system have you adopted? Their parents probably thought that they had their child's best interest at heart and how many still sit waiting to be adopted?

noone
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noone 02/25/09 - 08:31 am
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coleone360 puts forth the

coleone360 puts forth the argument that if you dont want to take care of the child then it should die. WHY DOES THE CHILD NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE? WHAT MAKES THAT LIFE SO UNIMPORTANT

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:31 am
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Any way to transfer

Any way to transfer responsibility to someone else, eh coleone? The responsibility for making the baby isn't even addressed. Just the numerous ways to transfer the personal responsibility to anyone but the one creating the situation.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 02/25/09 - 08:32 am
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I missed the part where it

I missed the part where it was called " In favor of killing children". You think that by saying statement like that, will make people change their opinion? I believe in choice but not abortions. If you are too dense to understand the difference, then that's your problem.

noone
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noone 02/25/09 - 08:33 am
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i've never been dead and i've

i've never been dead and i've never been in a foster home or an orphanage but i can say without hesitation that i would rather be in one of those two places than DEAD

christian134
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christian134 02/25/09 - 08:35 am
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These "people" who so glibly

These "people" who so glibly announce it is just super-ducky to kill an innocent are the same ones that scream the loudest if they are touched in any way not of their liking...Same as a serial killer doesn't like to be harmed but gets off with watching the life flow out of others...Killing the babies is wrong...Wrong as well as evil...

wallerstein
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wallerstein 02/25/09 - 08:43 am
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You eat eggs for breakfast

You eat eggs for breakfast don't you?

christian134
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christian134 02/25/09 - 08:43 am
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Choice is wrong when it gives

Choice is wrong when it gives a mortal the right to say who lives and who dies...Same as writing into law, oh say, a person who has a lame foot, speaks with a slurred speech, has less than said amount of dollars in the bank and lives in a place the law says is simply not the right area to live in...That person can either shape up or someone has the choice of killing that person if they decide that person is not worthy to live...Abortion is a neat word for slaughtering the innocent...Abortion is wrong...Abortion is evil...

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TechLover 02/25/09 - 08:54 am
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It's called CHOICE. If you

It's called CHOICE. If you don't believe that abortion is right, that's your CHOICE. Don't have one. No one is suggesting or encouraging you to go against your beliefs and have one. Yet another case of the religious right attempting to force their beliefs on others. From the bedroom to the delivery room, they will be the ones that make the decisions on what is legal.

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justthefacts 02/25/09 - 08:59 am
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I hope Obama doesn't sign

I hope Obama doesn't sign FOCA. We are going to need all the liberals we can get to help pay off the Stimulus Law.

christian134
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christian134 02/25/09 - 09:00 am
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I suppose someone figured out

I suppose someone figured out your little behind was worth the effort eh TechLover...:-)

TechLover
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TechLover 02/25/09 - 09:18 am
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Once again, it's called

Once again, it's called CHOICE. Our parents evidently wanted to have kids. Don't know about you, but I had loving and caring parents. I can't imagine what it would be like if I was born into a family that didn't want kids solely because the state outlawed the options. If you stick by your religious beliefs, those that are aborted are in a better place and those that chose abortion will be judged accordingly (unless repentant). You would think that would satisfy you.

christian134
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christian134 02/25/09 - 09:24 am
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Once again it is called

Once again it is called Murder TechLover...Ramming a huge needle into an infants head filled with a solution of acid is murder...You can dress it up with all sorts of semi-clever wording but it is still murder...Killing cows in the slaughter houses promote more sympathy than the killing of babies...Go figure...

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EARL84 02/25/09 - 09:31 am
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Isn't it funny that these

Isn't it funny that these same Demmies are the first ones who cry about the convicted murderer who gets sent to the chair, and yet they neatly and conveniently apply the word CHOICE to that of ending the lives of the unborn. CHOICE = MURDER, get over it

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thepursuit 02/25/09 - 09:35 am
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Kay, What about the mental

Kay, What about the mental bondage trapping those who feel compelled to control the lives of others? A nation that protects a woman's right to chose what to do with an experience completely unique to that of woman can also be one of no abortions. Every woman CAN chose to NOT have an abortion. By crusading against individual rights that protect them against excessive government intrusion into their lives you create a nation as void of virtue as the worst you can imagine. What value and virtue do people gain when the government makes their life choices for them? If you are so ardently opposed to the practice of abortion, why don't you work with the women at risk as people and not things to be manipulated by a strange and unhuman entity? I may never be able to wrap my mind around the concept of sacrificing the rights of human beings out of fear that they may not act within the same, self-consecrated and holy virtues by which I so piously live.

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HYPOCRITES 08 02/25/09 - 10:04 am
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The strangest thing of all is

The strangest thing of all is that the males are the most vocal and violent against choice, yet they are the ones that fail for the most part to support the children, after they are born. You can shout MURDER all you wish, it does not make it true.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/25/09 - 10:07 am
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"What value and virtue do

"What value and virtue do people gain when the government makes their life choices for them?" thepursuit, that is a great question. You must be a libertarian.

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jillpeterson 02/25/09 - 10:08 am
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guess what? they had

guess what? they had abortion in jesus' day and we don't have any evidence of him saying anything about it. abortion is usually not a big deal. i know people like to get excited about late-term abortions, but those are rare and they happen to women who are having medical difficulties. no one carries a fetus for eight months and then has an abortion for convenience. or if they do, they're pretty crazy and the odds of them finding a doctor just as crazy are pretty low. 99% of abortions are done by week 20- the great majority well before that. are you really arguing that those embryos and fetuses are conscious human beings? good luck with that angle. if you have a problem with abortion because you think embryos and fetuses have souls, what's the problem? no one can destroy a soul, not even satan, right? jesus knew about abortion and didn't preach against it and please don't give me "your father knew you before you were formed." that is so weak. he would have said in the womb if that's what he meant. he meant before you existed in any form. come on. listen to jesus more and your goofy religious leaders less.

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justus4 02/25/09 - 10:15 am
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Freedom of Choice: Huh? A

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Freedom of Choice: Huh? A local woman (Mrs Long) had eleven kids living is squalor with a abusive man, both lazy and ignorant but responsible for those eleven lives. What future is available for those kids? Where are they now? Possibly with the state, costing taxpayer dollars and their future is probable associated with violence and abuse of others. This woman's decision to have eleven kids was a bad one, so pro-lifers go talk to this citizen. And explain to her the high moral responsibility of child rearing, but watch out for that right-cross. (a boxing punch) "All children should be born" sounds good, but in practical terms and in example after example, ignorant people having kids is not a good idea.

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TechLover 02/25/09 - 10:18 am
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Granted I'm a cardiac nurse

Granted I'm a cardiac nurse and not in obstetrics, but the best I can find is that about 90% of all abortions are vacuum. I can find that in some cases urea or other solutions are introduced into the amniotic sac but can find nothing on acid being injected into the head of a fetus in utero. I've posted before that the concept of when life begins varies by culture and religion. I stand by my statement that this is an issue of the religious right trying to force their beliefs on the rest of society.

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