I had to respond to Tara Knight's letter regarding abortion. There may be a separation of church and state, but wasn't our country founded with a lot of input from the church? I can't believe you say biblical law is outdated and ridiculous. The intentions behind those laws are still relevant today, and the only thing that is ridiculous is that society has allowed biblical law to be interpreted/changed to suit their needs.
Why relate the cost of abortion with what it costs to raise a child? Apparently your parents did not think that way. If they had, you would not be enjoying any relationships with your family and friends. If you have children or aged parents who have a terminal illness, is it right to weigh the costs of keeping them alive versus the alternative?
A fetus is innocent and they should not have to be subjected to the whims of those who were lucky enough to conceive. Even if a fetus cannot survive outside the womb prior to 22 weeks, they have the right to life the same as do people who cannot survive without life sustaining support.
You talk about "good Christians". Whether Christian or not, whether good or bad, all people on this earth make unwise decisions. Are we willing to say that this is not true? Are we willing to say that all decisions (like abortion) are right?
What seems to be the case is this: Whether deciding on the validity of Biblical law or deciding what to do about abortion, society has decided that whatever is "socially acceptable: In their current day and age is the true and right guideline to live by.
To quote Ms Knight(with one word change): "It's really not that simple".
Richard E. Wagner
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