It has been 40 years since that fateful day in 1973 when our Supreme Court legalized abortion. Why is it the government’s business to provide funds for abortion and birth control? They force people to violate their beliefs or pay fines of over $1 million a day. The total of $487.4 million of your tax money went to Planned Parenthood in 2010, whose “doctors” performed one out of every four abortions in the U.S. Why would a billion dollar corporation think they have a right to this money and that we should fund them?

With modern technology, no one can claim ignorance of the fact that when a woman is pregnant, she is carrying a baby, who only needs time to grow, whose heart begins to beat just 21 days after conception. Everyone reading this was once there. Fifty-five million babies have been killed in the past 40 years, and we wonder why our country is in distress. All of you born after the 1973 decision should be so thankful that your mother chose to give you life.

Dorothy Koontz