…this is not written by me. However, I did want to share it with you.
Consider this profound statement, spoken by a prominent politician in 1971, on the issue of abortion prior to the Roe ruling:
While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized – the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old. …
When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one that cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception.
For these were the words of Sen. Ted Kennedy, who radically changed his stance on the issue as columnist Gregory J. Sullivan notes and laments here in today’s The [Philadelphia] Bulletin.
Our heart goes out to Sen. Kennedy, who now battles a terrible type of brain cancer. Still, we cannot help but wish that this powerful leader had remained an advocate for the unborn.
(c) 2008 Marybeth T. Hagan
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