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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 18, 2018

Supporters of abortion have all been born

By Gerry Garles | May 24, 2018

To the editor:

A week ago while driving through Illinois, I noticed a billboard holding the following quote from former President Ronald Reagan: “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

This quote came to mind as I read the May 16 Ledger article about the newly passed “Heartbeat” legislation allowing children to live unharmed after heartbeat is detected, usually within the first six weeks of pregnancy. Then I realized, these women mentioned from various organizations against this have been born!

Their voices are heard and words they’ve said are printed in newspapers *only* because their mothers did not kill them. Their mothers allowed life for them to continue. They were protected and a cherished gift. For the life of me, I cannot see why these women refuse to see life as a gift, worthy to protect, just as their moms did.

I hope for all these little ones whose hearts are beating, that these women’s heartbeats will be forever changed - changed for life.

 

– Gerry Garles, Fairfield

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