Humiliation and prayer

Published 10:06 am 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.”

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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.”