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Letter: The inalienable right to life

In the Old Testament of the Bible it is stated: “When, in the course of a brawl, a man knocks against a pregnant woman so that she has a miscarriage but suffers no further injury, then the offender must pay whatever fine the woman’s husband demands after assessment. But where injury ensues, you are to give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, bruise for bruise, wound for wound.”

God respects life. God creates life in the womb: “You it was who fashioned my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) And: “Did not He who made me in the belly make them? Did not the same God create us in the womb? (Job 31:15) God even destines our future before our conception: “Before I formed you in the womb I chose you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

We need to respect God’s procreative process. We need to be pro-life, because God is. The North Dakota Human Right Amendment reads: “The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” This resembles the statement in the Preamble to the Constitution which reads: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

We must do all we can to ensure the rights of the human being created in the womb. Would you like someone to curtail and destroy your destiny? Chances are you wouldn’t have wanted to be aborted if given the choice. We must choose life for the unborn. We are their voice. For more information, please visit North Dakota Measure 1, and click on “North Dakota Human Life Amendment.”

There is growing concern that animal species and the environment are more protected by governments than our own human species. Sea turtles and bald eagle eggs carry a strong penalty if destroyed. Most birds, nests and eggs in Ontario and the United Kingdom are protected by strict laws.

Let our votes be for Life. Support what is right — the rights of the human potential of a viable fetus.

Craig Kappel,