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I read Wayne Walton’s column, “Abortion a selfish choice.” I am a Democrat, a proponent of abortion and a Christian.
If anyone, Christian or not, wants to debate the abortion issue it is our constitutional right. But those who define being a Christian by apposing abortion goes against everything I believe in.
The morality of abortion and birth control shouldn’t dictate who is a moral Christian and who is not. Any minister who implies a candidate’s stance on abortion is a moral issue and therefore a basis of whom we should choose to vote for goes against our Constitution.
As Thomas Jefferson stated in 1802 “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Yes, Mr.Walton, we all have moral and religious beliefs; however, these beliefs should be separate from our political views, in my opinion.
It should be illegal for governments to regulate abortion any more than other medical practices. No one should have the right to mandate what a woman opts to do with her own body. Wayne Walton, nor anyone else, has the right to judge any woman’s conception and pregnancy. Only our God has that right.
Reading his words was a blow to me as a woman and I say “Shame on you.”