Kennedy distorted bill restricting abortion

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Sheila Suess Kennedy tries to make the argument that the recent bill signed by Gov. Pence that restricts abortion for such reasons as “Down syndrome” really isn’t “an abortion issue” [The issue isn’t abortion, April 18]. Again, as nearly always, she is incorrect.

Here is a direct quote from the New York Times: “In addition to holding doctors liable if a woman has an abortion solely because of objections to the fetus’s race, sex or a disability, like Down syndrome, the law restricts fetal tissue donation and requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital or to have an agreement with a doctor who does.” This sounds like it is designed to prevent unfair discrimination as well as protecting women from unqualified “doctors.”

Ms. Kennedy is upset that Indiana was “pilloried in the media” because of our “theocrat” governor’s Neanderthal attempt to stop the killing of innocent human life due to racism, sex or disability. Frankly, I don’t care if a leftist medium thinks protecting human life is passe. It is the most legitimate function of any and all governments!

Very simply, those of us who know that the baby inside the womb is a living human being—nurtured in the most warm, loving environment it will ever know—believe that that this most precious, innocent life deserves the basic protection from its government.


John L. Sorg

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