Letters to the Editor

Pregnancy is not a disease, therefore not a health issue

The Illinois House passed HB40, 62-55, authorizing the use of Illinois tax dollars for elective abortion, for Medicaid recipients and Illinois state employees. There’s no discrimination between the poverty level and the well-paid state employees, including the Capitol. It’s called bi-partisanship.

Currently 15 liberal states pay for elective abortions for Medicaid recipients; 11 of those states do so through a court order, not a legislative action. Who makes our laws, appointed judges or legislators who supposedly represent us?

Pregnancy is not a disease, therefore not a health issue. Pregnancy involves a mother and another human being with 23 chromosomes from the baby’s mother and 23 from the baby’s father, with DNA from the moment of conception until natural death. Abortion is not a simple, political controversial issue; it’s a political slang used callously on the internet to justify the platforms of the Democrats and Republicans. The Democrat platform supports abortion on demand; the Republican platform is against it.

An internet blog encouraged follow your conscience and do the right thing. Who forms our conscience, God or your credit card?

Faith and cultures create a civilized society. Men of many denominations signed the Declaration of Independence proclaiming all people are endowed by our Creator with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ours is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Perhaps a local pro-life sign says it all: “People are people, no matter how small,” and this includes unborn babies because God did say, “Choose life!”

Esther Koch, Breese