Stop the killing of our children now

Scott Peterson sits on death row in California for murdering his wife, Laci, and his 8-month-old unborn child. The court system determined that the child had human status with all the rights therein.

How ironic that Peterson awaits the ultimate penalty for his heinous crime while Augusta abortions terminate children weekly at Planned Parenthood and at A Preferred Women's Health Clinic, yet this nefarious practice is sanctioned by the federal government.

The unequal consequences of these barbaric acts defy logic.

Because of advances in medical technology, it is indisputable that an unborn child has a heartbeat two weeks after conception, brain waves at 40 days and fingerprints at 12 weeks.

Despite these unalterable facts, abortion continues unabated, with an estimated 50 million lives eradicated since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. By comparison, 500,000 lost their lives during the Civil War. As if this national holocaust isn't evil enough, our once-great republic is now confronted with taxpayer-funded abortion in the health-care reform package. PolitiFact, an independent fact-checking Web site, has verified that the current health care bills will result in abortion funding.

President Obama unquestionably is the abortion industry's most vocal cheerleader. In a 2007 appearance before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Obama said "reproductive care" would be "at the heart" of his health plan and that his public plan "will provide all essential services, including reproductive services" -- code words for abortion funding.

Behind Obama's photogenic smile and self-effacing humor lurks a heartless attitude toward innocent, defenseless unborn children.

Every day in this country, 1,784 black children are terminated in abortion centers. Abortion is the No. 1 killer of blacks. According to blackgenocide.org, a Web site created by black minister Clenard Childress, 3,446 blacks were lynched in America between 1882 and 1968. That figure is surpassed in less than three days by abortion, committed almost exclusively by highly paid white physicians.

Our economy will recover from this recession. How is it possible to resurrect 50 million aborted children?

Jim Irish

North Augusta, S.C.

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