Charles Barnes wrote a really important letter to the editor on July 15 about life starting with breath, not formation. Philosophers nonetheless argue about when a fetus turns into a full human being – conception? first breath? or someplace in-between. He factors out that these anti-abortion legal guidelines are non secular legal guidelines, primarily based on one standpoint. Not all are agreed on this view, and these non secular concepts shouldn’t be enforced by civil regulation.

We must be alarmed! The Supreme Courtroom has damaged its constitutional mandate of separating church and state. It has sided with
non secular individuals who can’t permit others to comply with their very own conscience in coping with very private and intimate conditions. Whether or not non secular individuals are proper or unsuitable isn’t the query. Their insistence that everyone else do what they assume is true is the issue.

God might have held Eve’s hand and stored her from touching that apple in the midst of the backyard, however, he didn’t. He left her free to make the selection of her personal free will – with no manipulation. She selected to eat the fruit and all of us undergo the implications. Freedom to decide on was VERY necessary to God. It nonetheless is!

Our freedom to comply with the dictates of our personal conscience has been the key of our nation’s success. State legal guidelines should not be dictated by non secular our bodies. Maintain church and state aside!

— Betty Kannenberg, Chico


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