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Reader's view: The unborn have been kept in the dark too long

The new year brings lots of firsts. Some, like a newborn child, have a light side, and some, like an abortion, have a dark side. Just like the first child born in 2011 in Duluth has a human story, there is a first child aborted in 2011 in Duluth,...

The new year brings lots of firsts. Some, like a newborn child, have a light side, and some, like an abortion, have a dark side.

Just like the first child born in 2011 in Duluth has a human story, there is a first child aborted in 2011 in Duluth, which also has a human story, but one we never hear about. The similarities between the stories would be a due date established and each body would be measured for weight and length. Even wishes of the parents could be recorded, along with a name. The story could even involve how far the mother and father had to travel, along with where they worked.

The first story is warm and easy to write about because it makes us feel good. The second story is cold and makes us uneasy and is hard to write about.

When this second story is omitted, we suffer as a society.

The unborn have been kept in the dark in this country for

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38 years. It is time to let all human life have dignity. America, still the richest country in the world, should be able to protect the least among us: the unborn children.

Timothy Helwig

Duluth

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