Letters to the Editor

At the very least, we can stand up for life

It was interesting reading Kathleen Parker's column on July 9.

As a believer in the protection of life from the moment of conception until natural death, I appreciated several of her comments, including, "Given that human life is a continuum that begins at conception, there can be no compromise."

What really caught my attention was the statement made by pro-abortion folks that abortion is an infringement on a woman's right to control her own body. A woman has the right to control the opportunity to become pregnant. Is pregnancy caused by a virus, or something else that cannot be controlled? How about "just say no"?

Our society keeps tumbling down a very slippery road as far as what is right or wrong, and what is moral or not. In general, we have lost control of ourselves. If we cannot stand up for life, what can we stand up for?

John DeWolfe

Hilton Head Island