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  • Letter: Pro-choicers live in ‘Land of Make-Believe’

    In the “Land of Make-Believe” — wherein pro-choicers like Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins reside — the truth is irrelevant. In their opinion piece of May 27 (“Winning battles but losing the pro-choice war”), the two aforementioned ideologues lament the growing restrictions on abortion that have been passed into law recently in a number of states (22 to be exact).

    The truth about what an abortion is — the taking of an innocent human life — is, predictably, never mentioned by the authors. Rather, they begin by saying that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 “gave women the right to keep Big Government out of their uteruses.”

    Now there’s a euphemism I’ve never heard before!

    I wonder how many of our local ob-gyns have come across a “Big Government” in the uterus of a woman in the Westerly/Pawcatuck area. Perhaps they can enlighten me on the matter.

    Through a clever manipulation of statistics, Greco and Collins go on to deny the well-documented fact that the majority of Americans currently oppose unrestricted abortion. Earlier this year, for example, a CNN poll revealed that 58 percent of our citizens oppose abortion in all or most cases.

    Demonizing the Catholic Church is a favorite preoccupation of those who are obsessed with keeping baby-killing legal in this country, and these two authors do not disappoint in that regard, spending more than half of their article attacking the Church and the Catholic healthcare system for “endangering women’s lives.”

    Since roughly half of the babies killed via abortion are female, one wonders how opposing an activity that directly destroys women somehow harms them.

    I guess you need to be a resident of the Land of Make-Believe to makes sense of that one.

    Rev. Raymond N. Suriani

    Westerly

    The writer is the Pastor at St. Pius X Church.



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