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Published May 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

Death is never the ‘best option’

In response to “When abortion is the best choice” (Forum, May 9): Where have we come as a society when a notion such as this is even contemplated?

By: Gary Kubalak, Fargo

In response to “When abortion is the best choice” (Forum, May 9):

Where have we come as a society when a notion such as this is even contemplated? How can death, as the letter suggests, ever be considered the “best” option? The “best” choice would be for people to not enter into intimate relationships before they have the maturity or can accept the responsibility should a child be conceived. “Better” choices would be accepting parenthood with whatever changes that may involve or adoption. It’s tragic that death is even considered as an option.

In response to Bertha Burbeck’s question, “where is God?,” I would tell her this. Whenever a woman chooses life over abortion, whenever a parent or caregiver chooses love over abuse, whenever one person chooses to help their neighbor instead of taking advantage of them, God is there. The fact that not everyone chooses to follow Christ’s example does not mean God isn’t here; it simply means that he gave us a free will to choose.

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