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Mailbag: Jan. 22

I respectfully disagree with Rachel Leavitt’s Thursday article Roe v. Wade: Saving women’s lives for 37 years. Ms. Leavitt argues that a woman’s right to privacy, an implicit right protected by the 14th Amendment, trumps a child’s right to life and liberty, a right that is explicit. This simply does not make sense. Every human being has a right to life, a right that cannot be forfeited by anyone but themselves. To take this fundamental right away from 30 million children is a crime for which our society will be held responsible by the court of history.

What’s more, Ms. Leavitt describes the agony of women, dying slow and painful deaths because of botched abortions prior to the ruling on Roe. v. Wade. What she does not speak of, though, is the tens of millions of children being, quite literally, cut up and ripped apart with the explicit sanction of their mothers. They writhe in agony too, Ms. Leavitt. Why do you not speak out on their behalf, on behalf of those who need a voice, yet have none? America has committed a generational genocide, and has done so in the name of convenience and privacy. Our society has blood on its hands, the blood of tens of millions of innocent children. Ms. Leavitt, that you would defend this modern holocaust, even celebrate it as a cultural advancement, is a shame to you and to those who have influenced your understanding of morality.

Silas Montgomery

Alumnus, 2005

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