Simply stated, abortion is murder

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I am writing in response to Jewel Pullen's letter concerning abortion rights ("Show some compassion for the born," Sept. 30).

I am glad to see that abortion activists do not "sit up at night hoping more women will have abortions." It should, however, be pointed out that her reasoning for favoring abortions is invalid. She says she is in favor of a government that doesn't tell a woman what she can and can't do with her body.

In case your readers haven't noticed, I believe the government already places many restrictions on what women, or men, can do with their bodies. The most prominent and obvious prohibition is prostitution. Neither men nor women are allowed to use their bodies to solicit sex. I am also sure that if the entire list of prohibitions placed upon our bodies by the government were published they would fill the paper.

Jewel should give us her real reason for wanting abortions to remain legal, since her other reason is invalid.

The fact remains that abortion is still predominantly used as a means of birth control. Simply stated, abortion is the murder of a human being. The better alternative for a person who chooses not to remain abstinent would be to choose adoption or use a legitimate birth-control method.

Brian Martin, Grovetown

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1941
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1941 10/05/09 - 05:45 am
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Brian; Now that you have had

Brian; Now that you have had your say about a ''womans'' body, what do you have to say about a man's body, the lower ''part'' that helps to make babies?

HotFoot
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HotFoot 10/05/09 - 06:09 am
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Exactly, 1941. It always

Exactly, 1941. It always astounds me how men, who bear no physical consequences of pregnancy and frequently manage to weasel out of the financial and emotional consequences, feel they have the right to tell women what to do in this matter. As for "legitimate birth-control methods", here's a shocker: THEY CAN FAIL, even if used correctly. I am NOT for unlimited abortions, but they need to remain an option.

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lawyerdude 10/05/09 - 07:07 am
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Brian makes no room in his

Brian makes no room in his mind for the possibility that a human can live on its own outside the mother's body and a fetus cannot. He will never be convinced there is any difference between the two. So why print his opinion? We can all agree to disagree on this one.

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Rhetor 10/05/09 - 07:11 am
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I am also against abortion.

I am also against abortion. People should be responsible and should not use abortion for birth control. However, it does no good to say that it is smply murder, as if that solved the whole debate. Pro-abortion people are also against murder. The only real question is whether an embryo or a fetus is a human being. That question is far from simple. Unless we show some respect for those who disagree, and an appreciation of how difficult the abortion question is, this issue will never be solved.

USA4Life
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USA4Life 10/05/09 - 07:45 am
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1941 the letter clearly

1941 the letter clearly points out that the government has the say over a womans body not the author of the letter. Hotfoot, although some men are deadbeat many are not. Should we say all women are gold diggin hoes simply because some are? And no birth control method is 100% effective except abstinance and that is why adoption is an alternative solution. Lawyerdude should go back and study law at a reputable school because if you research you will see that no medical organization has ever ruled that a fetus in not a human being.

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Steve Wylie 10/05/09 - 08:18 am
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Too bad so many young people

Too bad so many young people suffered abstinence only sex education. With better training they stand a better chance of avoiding this issue entirely.

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FaceTheMusic 10/05/09 - 08:56 am
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Yes, those men do like to

Yes, those men do like to tell women what to do! Frankly, I think women are smart enough to make decisions on their own, including those that affect their own bodies. As I've heard many times before, if men had the babies, abortion would have been legalized long before it was. As for the letter writer's comments, there is as good of a chance to stop abortion as there is to stop prostitution. It's not called the world's oldest profession for nothing. Check out how effective abstinence-only sex education has been in Texas--they are in the process of dropping it because their teen pregnancy rate has almost doubled!

USA4Life
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USA4Life 10/05/09 - 09:11 am
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In case FaceTheMusic was not

In case FaceTheMusic was not aware prostitution is still illegal in most states. Should the government remove all laws telling us what we cannot do with our bodies? Perhaps we would all enjoy our smoke filled restaraunts and having to watch a creepy old man masturbate in public because that is his right and we cannot tell him what he can and cannot do with his body.

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TrukinRanger 10/05/09 - 11:06 am
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Perhaps we should just allow
Unpublished

Perhaps we should just allow the women to have the futus carefully cut out of them, put in a jar and sent to Brian. No scaping, just delicate trim work to free it up. That way he can try and raise the lil lump of cells until it can survive.

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voltage 10/06/09 - 12:24 am
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Here is a question for the

Here is a question for the readers not equating abortion to murder....exactly at what point does the baby ask to commit suicide?

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