Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Making Abortion Legal

January 22, 2020 was the 47th anniversary of the decision by the United States Supreme Court to make abortion legal in the case called Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. Since then nearly 62,000,000 innocent, defenseless babies have been brutally killed in the mother's womb, or as it is being born, or let die if it lived through the attempt to kill it.

This has been called "the American Holocaust". Some babies have been dismembered, organs cut out while still alive and sold, and bodies discarded like trash. 61 million babies killed, this is roughly the equivalent of dropping California (39 million people) and Florida (21 million people) off the U.S. map.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, thousands were in the 47th annual "March for Life" (opposing abortion)\, walking on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. and past the Capitol building and in front of the Supreme Court building in 50 degree weather. President Trump spoke on the stage to the pro-life gathering. This is the first time a U.S. president has attended. Evangelist Franklin Graham also attended.

What can we as citizens do about this? We can vote to elect those to the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate who will work to end all abortion-on-demand by passing the Life at Conception Act.

I have learned that Troy King, who is a candidate in District 2 for the U.S. House of Representatives, makes these promises: " I will ensure that the Department of Justice pursues and prosecutes those who commit illegal abortions; draft legislation to protect unborn babies from violence to the same extent as their born counterparts; oppose funding for Planned Parenthood or any other entity that uses its funding to perform abortions; expand funding for adoption agencies and organizations; work to help vet judges who reject an activist approach to their role as a federal judge; and pray for God's forgiveness for us as a nation that has so disrespected His creation by callously and cavalierly destroying it under the color of law."

He backs up these promises with his record. As Alabama's Attorney General, he brought the first and only prosecution ever against an abortionist who broke Alabama's law. He says: "Further, when I took office, Alabama law did not afford protection to the unborn so that, if a baby (unborn) was injured or killed during the commission of a violent crime against his or her mother, no prosecution could be pursued for the injuries to or death of the baby. I wrote and passed legislation to fix that. Today, in Alabama, if you injure or kill a baby, you may be charged with and convicted for not one crime but two---one for your crimes against the (pregnant) mother and the other for your crimes against her unborn baby."

I agree with him that: "Life begins at conception; he or she is not a fetus, but a baby; all life is precious and must be protected, the most vulnerable among us, the unborn, deserve and require the greatest protection."

I agree with him that we need to pray for God's forgiveness as a nation. The 6th of the 10 Commandments is, "Thou shall not murder." In many churches in Alabama, there will be an annual Sunday in January promoting the "Sanctity of Life" for the unborn. Will we, as a nation, continue to allow the brutal death of 1.4 million innocent babies every year?

Faye Gaston

208 Chunnenuggee Ave.

Union Springs, AL 36089

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