Un­born, par­tially born de­serve ‘amnesty,’ too

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - KURT KONDRICH Pitts­burgh

There is a bat­tle rag­ing across this na­tion on the is­sue of amnesty for il­le­gal im­mi­grants, and it is a hot topic. Amnesty can be de­fined as “the act of an au­thor­ity by which par­don is granted to a large group of in­di­vid­u­als.” Most il­le­gal im­mi­grants en­ter­ing this coun­try are seek­ing a bet­ter life, and it is amaz­ing how a bor­der­line can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a life of despair and a life of hope.

The amnesty ques­tion is an is­sue with which our na­tion must deal, hope­fully in an ef­fec­tive and hu­mane way, and I pray this de­bate will so­lid­ify the no­tion in the minds of all that ev­ery hu­man life is a price­less gift.

There is another large group of hu­man be­ings seek­ing amnesty to live a bet­ter life, and more than 50 mil­lion of them have been de­nied a par­don and elim­i­nated in this coun­try since 1973. Th­ese “un­born im­mi­grants” are seek­ing pas­sage from the womb to the out­side world, and some are even ter­mi­nated after they have par­tially crossed the “bor­der” into this world. Who knows with what gifts, knowl­edge and love th­ese un­born cit­i­zens would have blessed this na­tion? Per­haps some were car­ry­ing with them to abil­ity to one day cure some of the hor­ri­ble dis­eases that plague our world.

Once the decision is made to deny amnesty to the un­born, th­ese cit­i­zens do not have the abil­ity to re­turn to their pre­vi­ous homes. Rather, they are quickly de­stroyed. Isn’t it time we do some real, com­pre­hen­sive re­form and grant amnesty to the mil­lions of un­born “cit­i­zens”?

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