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February 1, 2008

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 3, 2008

Editor’s note: Letters to the editor for or against political candidates entered in the March 4 party primaries in county, state or national races will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 15 for the Sunday, Feb. 17 edition of the Democrat.

Sanctity of Human Life Week

Dear editor,

This past week, Jan. 20-27, Pro-life groups remembered the Sanctity of Human Life Week to remind Americans that 45 million babies were aborted since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion 35 years ago.

Here are some facts that we all need to know about:

1. Even though abortions have declined since 1990; there are still 800,000 abortions each year.

2. 44 percent of women who have had abortions in the U.S. have had one before.

3. 82 percent of women who had abortions in the U.S. were not married.

4. At current rates, an estimated 43 percent of American women will have one abortion by the age of 45.

5. Two thirds of all abortions are among never married women.

6. 52 percent of U.S. women having abortions are younger than 25 years old.

And 86.7 percent of abortions in the U.S. is performed between 8 to 12 weeks of gestation. Consider what happens from weeks 8 through 11:

Week 8, the baby, about l/2-inch long, has a beating heart.

Week 10, the baby has fingers and toes.

Week 11, the baby has all the major organ systems and can yawn and suck its thumb.

I have asked politicians, judges and others this question: Which holocaust is worse — The Nazi holocaust that killed 6 million Jews; the documented Chinese and Russian Communist holocaust that killed an estimated 50 million of their own countrymen, or the American Abortion Holocaust that has killed 45 million babies?

So far, no one has had the intestinal fortitude to answer that question.

Clifford E. Ball,


All truckers

aren’t bad

Dear editor,

I am angry about your headline in the Monday, Jan. 21 paper. What did that headline have to do with an 18-wheeler? You have insulted every trucking company and every hard-working, honest driver.

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