Letter: Make no mistake, abortion is murder

Sims writes, "Abortion is not about women’s rights; it’s not about control; it’s about killing a child while still in the womb."

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Now that a draft of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case has been leaked, it has resulted in a national controversy about women’s rights and the “established precedent” of a woman’s right to choose.

A recent letter to the editor states , “the decision isn’t about babies.” But then he talks about “viability” and the “the window of time when a pregnancy can be ethically terminated.” Where does he draw the line on what is ethical? The truth is we all were unviable at one point in our lives.

The Roe v. Wade decision held that abortion rights exist only in the first trimester even though the viability standard was “arbitrary.” So if a baby is viable one week before its due date, can it legally be killed? States such as California, New Jersey and Maryland have laws that actually allow it. Clearly that life can live outside the womb! That baby has rights! The Roe decision is everything about babies – sometimes within moments of taking their first breath of air.

Many legal experts agree the Roe decision is a corruption of the Supreme Court. The precedent is erroneous because the decision did not consider the life of the developing human being. The tragedy of the Roe decision is that over 63 million human babies were denied their constitutional right to life.

The truth is the baby in the womb has a developing brain, a developing heart, developing eyes and ears and a one of a kind personality. Science tells us it is a baby; and more importantly, God tells us it is a baby as he knew us before he formed us in the womb (Jer 1:5). It’s time we stop pretending otherwise. Abortion is not about women’s rights; it’s not about control; it’s about killing a child while still in the womb.


The time is now to promote a culture of truth, a culture of compassion, a culture of life. And since we were created in the image and likeness of God, maybe now is the time we promote a culture of justice for all - born and unborn.

Ken Sims lives in Moorhead.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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