Kerry's Moral Dilemma

At a recent campaign event in Iowa, Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry told a group that he believes life begins at conception. In the

United States Senate, he voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion.

Whoa Nelly, let me get this straight. John Kerry believes a child is created at the moment of conception and condones taking the same child's life in the most violent way 9 months later.

By accepting the premise that life begins at conception, Kerry creates a moral dilemma for himself.

You don't have to be religious or even pro-life to recognize the problem.

As philosopher Ayn Rand-an avowed atheist--stated, for example, every person has a right to his or her own life. America was founded on this premise. Once you acknowledge that a child is alive, it has a right to its life--an abortion would deny that right and is clearly an act of murder.

Most pro-abortion people deny that a child is alive, referring to a fetus as a "bit of tissue," for example. Presu-mably, this absolves them of committing murder. Whether or not you disagree with pro-abortion people, you must admit that they are certainly more intellectually honest than John Kerry!

So, in order to please every conceivable constituency, with a political wink and nod, Senator Kerry has thrown legality to the political winds. This does not constitute very good credentials for a man who wants to be president of the USA.

David Wilcox

La Cañada

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