Delegates who voted against gun law stupid
In an old episode of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris and Natasha had devised a "stupid ray" that worked on everyone except Bullwinkle and the U.S. Congress.
I think we can now safely add the 94 members of the West Virginia House of Delegates who voted for the local gun law repeal bill to the list of those immune to the "stupid ray" by virtue of already being in that condition.
Kudos to Delegates Guthrie, Poore, Wells and Skinner for their courage to go against the tide.
Youth ignorance of abortion troubling
Your pro-abortion editorial ("Choice: A woman's right," Jan. 24) includes the statement that "among Americans under 30, fewer than half knew what the Roe decision was about."
Interesting that, for all practical purposes, these same young Americans, for the first nine months (give-or-take) of their existence, could have been legally chosen for extermination.
How proud we should be!
Richard M. Rose
Does life begin at conception or birth?
When I hear "life begins at conception," as an advocate of pro-life, I readily concede this is a true statement; but I question the time of the legitimacy of life as a human being.
Following the laws of nature, conception is the catalytic force that fashions a replica of its parents in the woman's womb. An umbilical cord connects a fetus with the placenta of the mother and serves to convey food to, and removes waste from, the fetus. (Abortion is the act of expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is viable, anything immature and incompletely developed).
To the advocates of "life begins at conception," this is sin; moreover, they consider this murder. However, since abortion is law, this act will be judged by man. If it is a sin as advocated, then it becomes a moral issue to be judged by God. As to "life," the holy book of Job lets it be known when "life begins."
Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? (Job 3:11)
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15)
The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the almighty hath given me "life." (Born) (Job 33:4)
Born -- brought into "life" or existence by nature's laws and God's will. I, like all other men, will never have to decide on an abortion. This is only a woman's choice. She alone will bear the burden of her decision.
The 14th Amendment plainly states that any person born, not conceived, is a citizen of the United States and any state they reside in. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges of citizens of the United States; nor any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property. Nor deny any person equal protection of the law.