Be a voice for the voice­less

The Citizens' Voice - - Editorial -

Ed­i­tor: The Feast of the Holy In­no­cents was com­mem­o­rated on Dec. 28. Th­ese chil­dren were mar­tyrs for the faith, killed by Herod who was ac­tu­ally try­ing to kill our Lord and sav­ior, Je­sus Christ. St. Joseph saved the child Je­sus by tak­ing Him and the Blessed Virgin Mary to Egypt.

The same sce­nario is be­ing played out here in Penn­syl­va­nia. The Penn­syl­va­nia Leg­is­la­ture, with bi­par­ti­san sup­port, passed SB3. This bill would have changed the time limit for abor­tions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, when sci­ence has es­tab­lished that pre-born ba­bies ex­pe­ri­ence pain. (It should be noted that the U.S. is one of only seven coun­tries that al­lows abor­tions past 20 weeks, two of them be­ing North Korea and China). The bill also would have stopped all dis­mem­ber­ment abor­tions, when a baby is ripped limb by limb from its mother’s womb. Gov. Tom Wolf chose to veto the bill.

The Penn­syl­va­nia Leg­is­la­ture is em­blem­atic of St. Joseph. I’m sure you can guess the mod­ern-day Herod — Gov. Tom Wolf. His veto is in­com­pre­hen­si­ble but not sur­pris­ing since he was a former Planned Par­ent­hood es­cort.

We all need to re­mem­ber to be a voice for the voice­less in Novem­ber — vote pro-life. Bar­bara Yanchek JERMYN

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