Abortion is different
02/11/2014 5:43 PM
02/11/2014 5:44 PM
Katheryn Rogers’ Feb. 1 letter asks, “Why does abortion get special treatment?” when it comes to questions of taxpayer funding. She cites those who object to citizens paying for war or supporting businesses that pollute the environment. But these are not equal issues.
The killing of a human being has many names, depending on circumstances: self-defense, war casualty, homicide, suicide, abortion, euthanasia, criminal execution, accident or even environmental causes. Each raises different questions — and answers. When should tax dollars be used for such?
Is killing a necessary part of a “just” war to protect a country’s freedom? Sadly, yes. Should taxpayers pay for the killing of innocent children in the womb when there are other moral alternatives? I join many who say a definite, “No!”
Our government should promote the protection of innocent life, not its destruction.
— Carolyn Allen, Benbrook
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