The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Abortion stance is slippery slope


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 02, 2018 - 1:33 AM

The Republic of Ireland’s referendum vote overwhelmingly favored lifting abortion restrictions; emulating the American experience.

Most voters celebrated  “Yes” – making history.

Twenty-five years ago U.S. President Clinton said, “Abortion is a fundamental Constitutional right that should be safe, legal and rare.” Americans knew full well that U.S. Constitutional rights are never “rare”; just as the Constitutional rights of speech and religion are not “rare.”

There were 1.4 million U.S. “rare” abortions that year. Today, four out of every 10 pregnancies end in a “rare” abortion in America.

Striking down the American abortion ban (Roe v. Wade 1973) was a fallacious exercise in doublespeak from the beginning, which denied personhood to the fetus.

The slippery slope of “rare” morphed into no restrictions on abortions; any time, for any reason, up to and including viability in many States. Duped Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) never terminated her pregnancy, gave her baby up for adoption and went to her grave renouncing abortion.

Will the slippery slope take us to infanticide? Why not?

Euthanasia, defined down as “death with dignity” is legal in several American states, with more on legislative agendas.

This could never happen in Ireland?

Don’t bet the Blarney Stone.

“Be careful what you wish for......as you just might get it”. (Numbers 11:1-35)

Welcome to the “civilized” world.

Dr. Michael Velsmid

Peachtree City