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Hyde repeal would be troubling

To the editor:

Of all the promises of the progressive coven, one of the most troubling is the intent to repeal the Hyde Amendment and use taxpayer funding to increase the profit margin of Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills. One has to be astonished by the apostate inhumanity of the doctrinally deficit progressive left’s hostility to embyonic human life and those dedicated to their protection.

This movement seems to be wedded to the decline of ethical behavior and the claim of unrestrained autonomy in the abysmal godlessness of killing the most innocent, swayed by neither natural or divine law and treating human life as a commodity to be used or discarded by the whim of the political elite.

The continued threat from the left is to institute “the use of state power to compel recognition of that which is neither good nor true. (George Weigel; “Practicing Catholic.“) The unwitting surrender of the conscience to such an unjust ideology will most often lead to the destruction of that conscience. “Do not conform yourself to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of our mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans; 12-2.)

“This defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right. It involved the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. (Pope Francis; “Evengelii Gaudium.”)

Without citing the Ten Commandments, which are treated as the nonbinding 10 suggestions by the progressive left, there exist those who believe, as in the Declaration of Independence, that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are a gift from the creator and are to be guaranteed by a responsible government. Ethical practice requires “extremely unenthusiastic support to the equal dignity” of all humanity in the sphere of legitimate government. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer; “Ethics.”)

Those who value the sacred inviolability of all human life have a duty to renounce such iniquitous ideology as proposed in the anti-Christian political creed of the extreme left, since “decadence and democracy cannot definitely co-exist.” (Weigel; ibid.)

Ed Bednar

Wintersville

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