A recent Letter to the Editor encourages voters to vote “no” on Amendment 2. We encourage everyone to vote “yes” on Amendment 2.
Her piece raises the same, weak, tired rhetoric of rape, incest, choice and bodily autonomy. These are semantics that have been used for almost 50 years in the abortion debate. These are simple scare tactics designed to get everyone concerned and deflect from what is really at stake: the life of a pre-born child. These arguments cannot stand up when people are educated and presented with the truth, and that truth is that life begins at conception.
Voting yes does not take away anyone’s right. When the amendment is passed, it will not be an “unforgivable human rights violation,” as she incorrectly states. But rather, it will restore the basic human right of babies to be born and live. It simply protects the rights of pre-born human beings. The “rights” she was referring to mean the perceived right of someone to murder a pre-born child, and that right never existed. Rights come from Natural Law and God, not activist judges; and any violation of those rights (namely the right to life), can not be tolerated.
Another talking point for pro-abortion supporters is healthcare. Abortion is not healthcare because someone loses their life in the abortion procedure. True healthcare is taking care of both the woman and the child. She says to trust women, but as a woman myself I feel empowered to fight against abortion and protect the pre-born lives at stake.
In a time when the nation is facing questions about democracy, isn’t this the perfect example of the democratic process? Letting the voters of Kentucky decide whether to continue to allow the slaughter of pre-born babies, or fight for their rights and protection? As pro-life Kentuckians, we must vote YES on Amendment 2 (HB 91) on November 8.
Right to Life of Owensboro