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Politically, judicially, no more pressing issue than abortion

June 30, 2011

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IN HIS June 27 letter “To win his vote, GOP must get politics out of personal rights,’’ Gerald Evans writes, “Why does the abortion debate have to be a political or judicial issue? What happened to an individual’s right to privacy?’’

Abortion is a debate over human rights, namely the right to life, and like all human-rights debates before it, such as slavery and civil rights, it is playing out in the political and judicial realms.

Nearly 60 million human lives have been terminated in abortion clinics in the United States since abortion was legalized in 1973. You can’t expect people of conscience to be silent or ignore such an immense human tragedy.

What happened to an individual’s right to life? Evans enjoys the right to life. Why does he seek to deny that right to future generations?

Evans also writes, “It’s time to get moving on the serious issues facing us.’’

It’s hard to imagine a more serious issue than the deliberate termination of an innocent human life.

Donald Lyman Jr.
Wilmington