LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Babies should be cherished and treasured, not eliminated

Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a baby take their first steps? They wobble and weave; bobble and bounce; stagger and stumble a few precious steps, then take a tumble. Babies should be cherished and treasured, and yet in what can only be called a holocaust of the unborn, more than 60 million American babies have been aborted since Roe versus Wade in 1973. I rejoice for every life spared and grieve for every life lost, but it is painfully obvious that the incremental legislative approach of regulating abortion has failed. As we wobble and weave, bobble and bounce, and take baby steps in defense of the preborn, 8,000 more Hoosier babies are sacrificed each year at the altar of convenience. We impugn and imperil our sacred constitutional protections when we spare some babies while callously condemning others to death. Consider the second sentence of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment which reads “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

We must uphold the constitution. We must lend our voice to the voiceless. We must stand in the gap and implore our State Representatives, 800-382-9841, to pass the Protection at Conception bill to protect ALL Hoosier babies.

— Jim Arnold, Muncie