This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life.

The date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the day in 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade declared abortion to be a constitutionally protected right.

President Reagan saw abortion as the greatest injustice of his generation, writing, “Slavery, which treated Blacks as something less than human, to be bought and sold if convenient, cheapened human life and mocked our dedication to the freedom and equality of all men and women. Can we say that abortion — which treats the unborn as something less than human, to be destroyed if convenient — will be less corrosive to the values we hold dear?”

Think on these things.

Betty Anderson
6760 Anderson Ave.

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