An editorial by a syndicated columnist, Bonnie Erbe, appeared in the paper this last month. The article was entitled “Stupak-Pitts shoves women to back of bus.”
The House version of the health bill included companies to drop insurance coverage for women if they “want to participate in health insurance exchanges, and sell their product to government-subsidized consumers.”
Some people are confused about freedom and rights. We only have as much freedom as that which we are responsible toward. We don’t have the right to do that which is morally wrong. It is written in our laws. Since the embryo of a woman is a living created being, as such, it is protected by law, and therefore, in and of itself, has inalienable rights, especially the rights to life and health.
When a mother conceives, how jubilant she is, and the father too. It is only natural to do everything in their power to protect the life of the baby within. You see this in the natural world, too. Who would go into a nest of birds and destroy the eggs. How would the parents react? You’ve seen this. They get vehement.
We too should be deeply offended by any intrusion into the nest of a pregnant woman. Especially us humans, made in the image and likeness of God, and involved in the creative process, should respect the sanctity of lives.
Women should not be worried about the back of the bus. The pro-life movement is trying to keep them at the front of the bus with their dignity and respect as a creative being fully intact. The big fear and tragedy is when a pregnant woman gets run over by a bus. Essentially this is what abortion does. It runs over inalienable rights and nullifies, intimidates and destroys the creative power of humans.
We can learn a lot from nature. All created beings possess a jealousy for life. Check out the movie “March of the Penguins.” What they go through to protect an egg through bitter cold and blizzard conditions should make us ashamed at even the thought of violating the warm womb of a creative and miraculous process.
Craig Kappel, Dickinson