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Civilized nation ought not tolerate willful destruction of unborn

Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 10:52 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

Recent reports in the news from Central Iowa included the criminal offense of “abuse of a corpse.”

Thankfully, this happens infrequently. If you break into a funeral home and dismember a corpse, you can get into serious legal trouble.

But if an abortionist dismembers a living human being in utero, the laws of this nation are fully supportive of that willful destruction of innocent human life. In this nation, a corpse enjoys greater protection under law than a living human being.

A nation that hopes to be considered civilized ought not tolerate the willful destruction of its most innocent and vulnerable members — the unborn.

Fr. William E. Reynolds

Pastor

 Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Newton

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