Home » News
Home » News

More than abortion

Published October 24, 2012 1:01 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Abortion, and a presidential candidate's position on abortion, ought not be the single reason for a voter's choice. Yet for many it seems to be a strong, even determining, motivation, because it is seen as so evil.

The American president must make critical crisis decisions about so many ills in the world that are far more evil: nuclear war, genocide, babies starving to death in a world flowing with milk and honey — these are more evil.

Young girls raped by enemy soldiers have no access to safe abortion, and the child born of the rape is seen as evil by her family and neighbors, and the girl is disowned. Millions die of tuberculosis and AIDS, when those and other fatal conditions are preventable and treatable. Only the privileged can rely on safe, clean water to drink.

The president of the United States is considered to be the most powerful person in the world. How can we voters (in fairness) decide who that person will be based only on a stand on abortion?

Priscilla Astling

Salt Lake City




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus