Times-Call (Longmont)

Imposing religion?


• The way I see it, you don’t have to be religious to vote against baiting bears with puppies. The dogs don’t have a voice. Likewise, you don’t really have to be religious to stand up and speak against dismemberi­ng a voiceless baby in the womb. Keep birth control, all forms of birth control pills, legal and available, and use them wisely — and as soon as possible. Think through humanity without religion.

• This is in response to the person who said those opposing abortion are seeking to impose their religion on other people. This is a mistaken viewpoint, because people who are opposing abortion are trying to protect a life within the womb, a life separate from the mother, a life with a beating heart with a separate blood type and DNA, who is fully human from the time of conception. The womb should not be the most dangerous place for a child to live, but a safe and nurturing place. Being against abortion is no more imposing religion on other people than are laws against child abuse or laws against slavery or many other laws that seek to protect one person from the harm that someone else would do to that person.

So I hope that person and people that have this view will rethink their position and understand that people opposing abortion are seeking to protect the lives that are in the womb.

• Regarding abortion being a religious issue: Yes, killing, stealing, etc. are considered wrong by Christians because they are against the Ten Commandmen­ts. Does that mean these things should not be a violation of the law in the U.S. since they are religious beliefs? As for this not being a Christian country, it is estimated there are 210 million Christians in the U.S.

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