Where must one stand on abortion?
I am one of the erstwhile Democrats whom House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) referenced in her remarks on party inclusiveness regarding the issue of abortion, as reported in the May 3 news article “Pelosi: Democrats should be flexible on abortion stances.” I served Democrats in the House, Senate and Foreign Service. I favor gun control, environmental regulations, extended health care and more selective international involvement. Yet on Nov. 8, I voted Republican. Why? There are many reasons, but the determining factor was the so-called social issues, particularly that of abortion.
I disagree with the pro-choice argument that a woman has a “right” to abortion, because I see all human rights as emanating from God and not the government. I agree with Ms. Pelosi that limits on abortion should be on the table, but I see pregnancy assistance and educating citizens on the reality of a separate human life within a mother’s womb as more critical priorities. Henry Kenny, McLean