The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 7, 2013

Readers' Forum 5-7 | Punishment or gift of life?

— When it comes to abortion there are different opinions. You can be pro-life, believing that it is the mother’s body and her right.

Some are OK with abortion as long as the abortion isn’t done with tax dollars.

Then there are the abortion advocates who use abortion as population control.

Communists see abortion as a way of alleviating the burden each new life poses to their government’s cradle-to-grave society.

President Obama is an abortion advocate. When asked about his daughters, Obama said, “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

Obama views children as a punishment, not a gift of new life.

As an Illinois senator, Obama lobbied to have babies who survived late-term or partial-birth abortions left to die or be killed. Killed might sound like a harsh word, but when life is taken after birth, it is killing.

President Obama doesn’t often mention God because he doesn’t want to offend the nonbelievers. Recently, while addressing Planned Parenthood, which is an abortion clinic, Obama said “thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

The same members of Congress who recently voted that a 15-year-old girl can buy the “morning after pill” without parental knowledge want to keep law-abiding adults from buying guns to protect their lives.

Obama claims to be a Christian. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ who strives to live as Jesus did. Do you think Jesus is pro-life or pro-abortion?

Kevin Sheehan


U.S. doesn’t need help destroying itself

The U.S. government was so concerned about the prisoners’ hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay that it sent 40 Navy medical personnel to deal with the problem. Yet our government stands idly by while millions of babies are aborted each year. 

Extremists will not destroy the U.S. We as Americans are doing it on our own.

Robert Vetock


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