Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Letter to the editor

Since I don't have anything new to write at the moment, I offer you a letter to the editor I wrote that was printed in my school newspaper today:

Asahel Church and the rest of the so-called Northwestern Students for Life are currently living under a supreme misnomer. No need to fear though, for this can be rectified. There are many groups in the area with whom NSFL can team up with to protest the Iraq war, and war in general.

While they’re at it, because the death penalty is still on the books, NSFL should demand it be outlawed. Working to strengthen gun control laws also would prevent needless violent deaths, and because they are concerned with infant life, how about NSFL fight to ensure that states offset President George W. Bush and the Republican Congress’ recent budget cuts that fatally prevent low-income children from access to medically necessary healthcare services? NSFL might even want to fight for a woman’s right to an abortion if her own life is threatened by childbirth, often a reason women choose to get abortions. The possibilities are endless.

However, if being consistently pro-life is too hard, NSFL can always change their name to “Northwestern Students Against the Choice to get an Abortion.”

And if you're interested, here is a link to the article which I was responding to. Basically, what bothered me especially about this particular potrayal of an anti-abortion activist--as is what usually bothers me about that movement--is the sanctimonious nature of what they are trying to do.

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