|Is peace group allied with pro-choice circle?|
Letter to the Editor:
In your Aug. 21 issue there is an article, as well as an advertisement, describing an upcoming event called Women’s (In-) Equality Day. Sponsored by the Many Ways of Peace organization in Eagle River, the event title is a play on words.
Congress established Women’s Equality Day to observe the success of women gaining the right to vote. The guest speaker would be state Rep. Janet Bewley of Ashland. So far so good. Who wouldn’t be in favor of peace and equality? And where is the inequality?Well, it turns out that there is inequality because women don’t have unlimited access to abortion and free birth control. This is right out of the Democratic party playbook. Rep. Bewley is a Democrat, and she feels that equality for women remains elusive because so-called reproductive rights are limited.
Why is a peace organization associating itself with a pro-choice Democrat?
Thousands of babies are killed daily in our country through abortion. This is war on the unborn. I use the term baby, but the liberal mainstream media calls the unborn either an embryo or a fetus. Except when they are dealing with a celebrity. Over the past several months we heard the media discussing the royal baby! The offspring of William and Kate was given that title in utero.
When did that baby become a person? At the moment of conception. At that very instant he possessed all the DNA from his parents that established so many aspects of his future life.
The same thing is true of all of us. Our identities were launched at conception, and God knew each of us then (Psalm 139).
We expect peace organizations to advocate for peace and to resist war. How ironic that Many Ways of Peace links up with someone who is OK with the killing of babies.
When I graduated from medical school, our whole class recited the Hippocratic Oath together. This had its origin in 400 B.C. Among other statements is the pledge not to perform abortions. Shame on doctors who disregard that ethical standard today.
We cheapen life when we say it is OK to slay the innocents. We distort the thinking of our youth by implying that morality is relative.
This past week, three teenagers shot and killed a young man because they were bored! Our nation is in moral decline. Thus we have lost our way. We are in a financial mess, many communities are unsafe, and we are in many ways an addicted society. No, we are a sick society, desperately in need of healing.
The Bible defines health as peace, or shalom. It is not the mere absence of disease. It is wholeness. And we will not be a healthy nation until we have a spiritual reawakening by turning to the prince of peace.
Well-intentioned secular peace organizations will not solve our problems, especially if they are allied with pro-abortion groups.
Warren Anderson, M. D.
|Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:49 PM|