Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Potential Abortion Victim Writes

57 years ago, Gregory Kane's mother, a 28-year-old woman with a low income and two other, very young children to support, decided to undergo an illegal abortion. At the last minute, she changed her mind and Gregory's life was saved. Now a journalist, Mr Kane told his story in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper and it is reported in LifeNews. He writes specifically about why the circumstances of his birth led him to oppose Barack Obama when so many other black Americans supported him. He concludes:

The abortion debate is about more than a "right to choose" or a "right to privacy." It's about consequences, responsibility and a right to life. It's about all those things my mother no doubt struggled with 57 years ago, when she decided that my right to life trumped her right to choose.

That's why I'm around to celebrate my 57th birthday, and to vote against any candidate who can't see why a right to life trumps a right to choose.