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President has much influence

To the editor:

Doctor Miyares (Feb. 1: “Roe is beyond executive role”) states that President Obama will not oppose abortion laws, and will follow the law of the land. He is correct. But some laws are to be opposed because they are unjust.

The early Christians faced death rather than follow the law of the land and bow to the pagan gods of a false religion.

Gandhi practiced passive resistance against many unjust laws of the British government.

Similarly Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King set aside discriminatory laws of the United States despite the prosecution they knew they would face.

Mandela opposed apartheid; spent half a lifetime in jail, but survived to become prime minister. These fighters for justice followed the basic tenet to respect life in everything they did.

Mr. Obama in contra-distinction does not respect the life of the unborn. If he did he would not have reinstituted on Jan. 23 programs that promote or perform abortions overseas. This proves that he can “influence the present status of the problem.” Furthermore he has promised to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act. This Act will remove the choice of individual states to oppose abortion: it’s positively un-American! He has also vowed to appoint pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices. This will impact justice for a generation.

Without a doubt, President Obama will not only religiously follow our abortion laws, he will intensify them. Justice demands that we oppose the false religion of abortion.

Jan E. Fredericks

Rochester


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