By John Rozycki
In response to “tighter restrictions on federal payments for abortion,” the Register argues (February 1, 2014): “If men could get pregnant, abortion wouldn’t be controversial … Medication to terminate a pregnancy would be available at every pharmacy.” The Register attributes these restrictions to a government “dominated by men,” especially conservative men. This editorial raises profound questions about the Register’s thinking.
Are all men to blame, or just elected men? Why does the Register ignore pro-life women? How can the Register be so sure that a female dominated legislature would not be pro-life?
“Medication” is a substance used to prevent or cure a disease or relieve pain. When did pregnancy become a disease?
The Register focuses on pregnancy, emphasizing “swollen ankles and all.” Why stop there? The unselfish acts of motherhood continue for years—sleepless nights and all. The mothers of all of us chose life. Why? Because they boldly and unselfishly looked beyond the challenges of pregnancy and child rearing.
Finally, the Register argues that we need legislation to improve the lives of Americans. In and of itself, legislation never helped anyone. People help people.
[Thanks to John Rozycki for permission to publish his letter.]
Pre-born children are a gift from a loving God. Why doesn’t the Register understand this?