Educate yourself about abortion, urges pro-life convert - Catholic Courier
Kalley Yanta and Tom Wooden of Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., demonstrate March 10, 2020, outside a Planned Parenthood building in St. Paul. Kalley Yanta and Tom Wooden of Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., demonstrate March 10, 2020, outside a Planned Parenthood building in St. Paul. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)

Educate yourself about abortion, urges pro-life convert

To the editor:

I am a convert to the pro-life movement. I graduated from college in 1968 and believed in “choice.” BUT due to circumstances and reading “the other side,” I slowly became a convert. If pro-lifers today did what different individuals and groups have done by destroying property and knocking down statues, we would have immediately been jailed. How many of you know that many pro-lifers have spent months in jails just for praying in areas like the Supreme Court steps or peaceful sit-ins at abortion clinics, where the killing of innocent babies is legal?

There are over 2,000 pregnancy care centers in the USA that run on their own, taking NO government funds. They help to educate women on the facts of abortion. If women decide to carry their babies to term, these pregnancy centers help the women before and after delivery. Individual support is offered to them.

If one Googles “abortion” followed by any of these names — Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Dr. Anthony Levatino. Carol Everett, Star Parker, Dorothy Day, Abby Johnson, Dr. Alveda C. King, Linda Couri, Catherine Adair, Ruth Yorston, Sue Thayer, Dr. John Bruchalski, or Dr. Anthony Caruso —one will discover pro-choice doctors or those who worked or had abortions who have converted to be pro-life and have spoken out. Ironically you probably have never heard of them. Educate yourself!

Choice can be a wonderful thing. But when one human life is sacrificed for another, I need to side with those who are being taken advantage of plus those most vulnerable and helpless.

Kathy Peters

Indian Hills Drive, Waterloo

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