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Abortion

The issue of abortion is once again center stage in politics as Republicans intend to make a pro-life agenda mainstream in their 2014 platform. According to an article I just read in today's New York Times, the G.O.P.is delaying the start of its winter meeting Wednesday to allow for any attendees who desire to attend the annual March for Life on the National Mall to be able to do so without missing any of the meeting. In fact, the party is providing free shuttle service for any who need it afterward. Such actions make me proud and happy with my decision last fall to join the Republican party.

Sadly, as is often the case in the brutal world of politics, many are advancing the idea of a "war on women" by the Republicans--in much the same way that people are sometimes labeled "racists" if they don't like Obama or disagree with his politics. Usually, when confronted about their positions and asked to offer evidence to support them, they resort to anger and insults to hide the fact that their assertions are groundless.

I am very much against abortion--although I tend not to be vocal about it--since I'm not a woman and wish to respect anyone's rights--especially when it comes to their own body. But this transcends that: you are now talking about the life of the unborn who needs an advocate and is a life created by God. He or she is a living being and should have certain rights accorded in respect to that.

As much as I find government intervention in our personal affairs [especially involving morality] distasteful and often threatening to our liberty, I have a hope that someday abortion will be illegal, especially when the mother's life is not threatened and it's simply a matter of convenience. On top of that, I have a huge issue with my tax dollars being used to subsidize or completely fund the practice of murdering unborn children. This position is sure to be met with scorn in some circles, but I own it and stand by it.

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