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Letter to the Editor - The Examiner - July 2008

July 21, 2008
Letter to the Editor
The Examiner
threads@dcexaminer.com
Dear Editor:

Government should not substitute church doctrine for abortion policy -
July 18

Bruce R. Gilson said Mr. Retta (South Dakota law just tells women the
biological facts," letters, July 15)
"states the personhood of a fetus in
a womb as a 'fact'". Mr. Gilson may need a remedial reading course. Retta
said nothing about personhood, he only quoted the South Dakota law which
requires an abortionist to tell women an abortion will "terminate the
life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being". I wish I had been
told that and not deceived.

For proof the SD law is accurate visit
www.yourdevelopingbaby.com/sampleChapters/7.htm for sonograms including a
dancing fetus.

Mr. Gilson continues his errors claiming Retta's agreement with the SD
law is driven by the Catholic Church. God gave Moses the Commandments for
the Jewish people. "Thou shalt not kill" is what the Catholic Church
remains faithful to with its proscription on killing the preborn..

Missy Smith
Silent No More Awareness Campaign
4000 Cathedral Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
202 337-1966

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Government should not substitute church doctrine for abortion policy -
July 18

Re: " Dakota law just tells women the biological facts," letters, July 15
Richard Retta’ letter states the personhood of a fetus in a womb as a "
fact," using the independent genome argument. But this reasoning, taken
to its obvious conclusion, would deny the independent personhood of an
identical twin.

The only fair criterion as to when an independent person begins to exist
is when it becomes viable without a parasitic dependence upon another
living organism. To those who consider a fetus a separate person, if you
can deliver it and keep it alive, then you can tell me it’ an independent
human life. Until then, no.

Retta echoes the definitions of the Catholic Church and some (not all)
Protestant denominations.

But government is not supposed to make one religion the arbiter of
matters that fall under its laws. The government cannot prevent Catholic
doctors from refusing to perform abortions, but when the people involved
do not belong to religions that have such concepts, it is an equal
violation of the First Amendment to impose Catholic doctrine on them.

Bruce R. Gilson
Rockville
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South Dakota law just tells women biological facts - Printed July 15
Re: " Dakota law limits women’ freedom," July 8, & "deserve to hear the
truth about abortion,"

From Readers, July 10

The being growing in a woman’ womb with 46 chromosomes — 23 from each
parent — is a whole human being, not a partial or incomplete one, despite
Mr. Doerr’ fuming against the South Dakota law that requires abortionists
to tell women an abortion will " terminate the life of a whole, separate,
unique, living human being."

The South Dakota law states the biological facts of reproduction, which
pro-abortionists have always denied, telling women their babies are just
a clump of cells.

Richard A. Retta
Rockville

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