I wish to respond to the letter to the editor printed Nov. 10, 2021 and titled, "Right to Life resolution worsens division.” The writer says the resolution stating that Wilkes County supports all life is absurd. Her rationale for this is the fact that the nearest abortion clinic is 50 miles away for a "safe" abortion.

The writer missed the point here. Abortion clinics do not support life and indeed are far from safe. They are instead the product of greed and destruction in our society, praying upon women for the almighty dollar.

As a nurse and former Right to Life chairman, I must say that abortion is not only a poor alternative for crisis pregnancies but it’s far from safe. Though the promoters of it would have you believe otherwise. Very little is said about complications and problems that follow abortion procedures. Planned Parenthood does a poor job or reporting it as bad press bites into their profits.

I have found that the promoters of abortion know very little about the actual procedure, which is dangerous. For there is nothing natural about the invasive scraping and suctioning babies out of their mother's wombs. A process which can and does often cause complications as future miscarriages, infections and even death of not just the baby but the Mother.

On the surface, it sounds wonderful to promote abortion as that which gives women reproductive freedom and choice. But even that argument is only partially true since there are two human beings involved and only one of them gets a choice.

I worked extensively with and knew women who have had abortions and none ever told me they were glad they did it when it was all said and done. Instead they live with regrets and pain.

The writer asks why there are there 230 children in Wilkes County in foster care? That is a very good question. A better question would be why aren’t more people in our county supporting the Crisis Pregnancy Center and agencies in Wilkes that promote life?

Abortion is never a good option and we do indeed as a county need to stand for God's principals. Psalm 139:13 states, "For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my Mother's womb."

God creates life for a divine purpose on this earth. No individual has the right to destroy that life. We should instead, take the high road and choose positive and good alternatives, as those already mentioned. That is why the Resolution for Life presented at the Wilkes County commissioners meeting was a very good thing.

The standing room only crowd at the meeting the night the resolution was presented is proof that this is not a divisive issue but one that brings people together and gives them an opportunity to stand for God's righteousness and principles in our community.


Wilkesboro, N.C.

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