To the editor: Once again the March for Life was held in Washington, D.C., to support and defend the lives of the newborn.

Pro-choice supporters believe a woman has the right to make choices for her own body. No one denies them the right to choose when they become pregnant. They can choose different means to prevent a pregnancy, the best being abstinence. Once a woman becomes pregnant, she is responsible to nurture and protect that life. Abortion is not a method of birth control.

Human life begins at conception. While both mother and father contribute to the genetic code, a fetus contains a totally different genetic code, which can never be repeated and will never exist again. An unborn child has its own DNA, blood type and fingerprints. It is a unique individual. Although it depends on its mother for oxygen and nourishment, the same baby cared for after birth is not part of the woman’s body. It is a life totally distinct from that of the mother. It is also a child of both mother and father.

Human life is sacred because it is the Creator who breaths life into the spiritual soul of each human being. If you deny this fact, ask any mother who has lost a child at childbirth or experienced a miscarriage. Every child is a gift from God created to fulfill a specific purpose in life to contribute to the good of humanity.

The Constitution doesn’t contain any right to abortion but guarantees an inalienable right to life. Since life begins at conception, an unborn child has the same right to life as the rest of us.

Under law, if a pregnant woman is murdered, it is a double homicide. Yet if a mother decides to end the life of her own unborn child, there are no consequences.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that legalizes babies to be aborted in the third trimester right up to birth for reasons of age or the emotional or financial conditions of the mother. Our own Gov. Tom Wolf celebrated the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Human life in this country is no longer sacred; it is a culture of homicide.

An unborn child has become disposable, and the mother who has an abortion for no serious reason other than the pregnancy is endangering her own life is anything but a mother. This type of woman should be grateful that her own mother didn’t choose abortion.

The Supreme Court has the duty to overturn Roe v. Wade. Their decisions should be based on Judeo-Christian values on which this nation was founded. Reality, mortality and natural law should be the deciding factors, not the agenda of politicians.

At the moment of conception, a human being must be recognized as having the right of a person and we must realize abortion is an abominable crime. Evil exists when good people do nothing. I encourage all religious leaders of all denominations to write a petition to demand an overturn of Roe v. Wade; have it signed by members of their congregation and send it to the Supreme Court justices and our Legislature.

Have the courage to reject the culture of death and build a culture of life. Stop the erosion of our civilized way of life and restore the value system of love God, family and country.

Patricia Kort


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Good article but unfortunately the facts are different today. It appears that the majority of our Country wants free everything including abortions. The facts are many states, New York just recently, is making abortions as common as eating breakfast and guess what it's free, Religion along with the Lord's Prayer ad Pledge Allegiance have become words that is now politically incorrect and it is a pity.

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