Condemning ISIS but Killing Babies?

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Condemning ISIS but Killing Babies?


Condemning ISIS but killing babies?

I am writing in response to a letter from Connie Schultz published in the Herald several weeks ago. In her letter, she laments the state of affairs in 1957 when she was conceived out of wedlock.

Her mother and father married quickly to hide the shame. She later states that her mother is now proudly pro-abortion. I could not help but think, has the author considered the ramifications of what could have happened to her as an unborn child had abortion been legal in 1957?

My own mother dealt with a similar choice when she was pregnant with me in 1949. She was unmarried and diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever and Polio. The doctors quickly told her that her only choice was to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life. My mother was an imperfect human who was raised in the Christian faith. While she was in the hospital awaiting the abortion procedure. She said a simple prayer. "Dear God, You know I do not want to go through with this, but I have no choice." God answered her prayer by sending in another doctor. He came to her bedside, held her hand and said. "You know what the right choice is, do not let them make this choice for you." She told the hospital staff, "I cannot go through with this abortion." They warned her that we would both die. She said "I cannot go through with it, I place my life and the life of my child in the hands of God."

We both survived. I was very sickly as a child, but as I grew all symptoms of the disease left me. My mother went on to marry my father and have six more children.

Connie Schultz is very proudly pro-abortion.

She feels our nation is better off now that we have no restrictions on abortion. Women and teenagers have full access to abortion up to the ninth month of pregnancy. I have one question to ask all those who share this philosophy. How can we as a nation condemn ISIS and other terrorist organizations who love death and hate life, when we justify killing our unborn children for the sake of convenience?

Geraldine M. Winfrey

Carpentersville

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