Humiliation and prayerPublished 10:06am Wednesday, January 23, 2013
To the editor:
Inauguration Day is tied closely to the Jan. 22 anniversary (40th) of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion-on-demand. Who the president is and his stand on abortion means so very much.
A while back I was asked what I thought of the election. I answered quickly, “I was hoping for $2 gas again.”
That rash statement gave way to a quieter response when I explained to my white friend that I could not be more disappointed and troubled because of the unborn and abortion.
Now what I found interesting is that the guy could sympathize with me over the $2 gasoline, but not over my concern for the unborn. That was going too far. Who was I to impose my “personal religious beliefs” on women regarding their bodies. My position that, once there is a pregnancy two human beings are involved, did not carry much weight, though they are truly and fully two different human beings — one female the other male perhaps, two unique blood types, etc.
“There are not two persons,” I was told.
I did not respond to that comment, except to say, “You need to talk to our black friend about that.”