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Reader's View: Letter reinforces need to elect pro-lifers

Two diametrically opposing opinion letters published in the News Tribune May 19 -- "Important to question abortion" and "Pain felt by fetus not same as real pain" -- prompted me to write this letter.

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Two diametrically opposing opinion letters published in the News Tribune May 19 - "Important to question abortion" and "Pain felt by fetus not same as real pain" - prompted me to write this letter.

I agreed with the former and would like to have coffee someday with its writer. I already knew the writer of the latter, and I want everyone to know I unequivocally I disagreed with the logic and pro-abortion stand in that letter.

Still, it allows me to segue from a subject in my April 7 letter, that subject being the Ninth Commandment ("thou shall not bear false witness"), to the Sixth Commandment ("thou shall not kill"). My last letter said that the Bible implies there's an axiom of guilt (personal or public shame) when anyone or any government violates the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses. This axiom applies to me, President Donald Trump, President Bill Clinton, President John F. Kennedy - and even members of the Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers, who it seems were mostly responsible for the very secretive nocturnal removal of the Ten Commandments plaque at the Hibbing courthouse by St. Louis County officials in March. My local atheist friends succeeded in secretly pressuring county officials without any publicity; but God's axiom of shame applies to them, too.

In spite of Roe v. Wade, my Christian faith and my life experiences have convinced me that abortion is the killing of innocent unborns, a violation of the Sixth Commandment. I know I can't convince everyone of this, but God's axiom of guilt, shame, and consequences still applies.

In November, we'll be voting for various politicians. It's letters like the one about the pain felt by fetuses that continue to remind me why I vote for candidates who are clearly pro-life.

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Shame on Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers and pro-abortion politicians.

David G. Holmbeck

Grand Rapids

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