Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
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The huge controversy over U.S. Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s clumsy response to an abortion question has inadvertently led to a much needed public discussion about the abortion/rape issue. Abortion advocates have unjustly used it for decades as a club to intimidate and demean pro-life citizens. Some pro-life leaders have taken the opportunity to use the Akin flare up as an opportunity to educate the public about this phony propaganda effort to falsely paint abortion opponents as heartless woman haters. Do we need any more evidence that Planned Parenthood and other abortionists are anything but pro-woman?
As for whether pro-life candidate Akin should be condemned and removed from the political race for his one time, few words miscue, there are strongly held differences of opinion within the pro-life ranks. Political pragmatism has been a large factor for some given the very crucial need to win the Missouri Senate seat.
There may be a dramatic change developing in Akin’s fortunes. Against all predictions, he just might be able to stay and hold his lead in the Missouri race. We will see how it unfolds. Hilary White, Jill Stanek, Kathleen Gilbert and Ben Johnson contribute more opinion and news on the controversy today.
Ryan acknowledged that he had at first urged Akin to give up the race, but on his campaign plane Wednesday he told reporters that he wouldn't pursue the question, and that he had no regrets co-sponsoring pro-life legislation with Akin