March 11, 2022

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No letters were printed this week; here is are the letters from two weeks ago:

Pray this Lent for Supreme Court justices to decide for life, reader says

Recently, I heard a great homily by Father John Paul Mary Zeller, a Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word priest, and the chaplain of EWTN. It was about the rights of the unborn.

He had a suggestion: Lent will be starting soon. Why don’t we all make sacrifices, pray more, and make it a great Lent?

Father John Paul said there is a great chance that Roe v. Wade could be overturned. Let’s pray for the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that they will have the courage to decide in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion—a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks—for life.

During Lent, let’s make sacrifices and pray more.

Then hopefully, our prayers will be answered.

- Marcella Smith | New Palestine

Are there no rights for the baby in the womb? Op-ed piece seems to say ‘no’

A recent op-ed piece defending abortion rights by Anna Rupani in The Indianapolis Star’s Forward Indiana section truly gives me pause.

Rupani, executive director of Fund Texas Choice, an organization promoting unlimited access to abortion care, was clearly motivated by the threat posed to that “care” by their state’s recent six-week abortion ban law.

Rupani does a masterful job in citing all the potential damage such a law does to women and families unable to conveniently end a pregnancy on demand. This is never more clear than in her statement: “Abortion is a life saving, life-preserving procedure that benefits and strengthens families and children.”

What is most striking is that nowhere in Rupani’s arguments is mention made of the human infant in the womb who is eliminated by the “life-preserving procedure” mentioned in the quote above.

With all due respect to her strongly held beliefs, her arguments are indefensible unless one truly believes that the human infant in the womb at any stage of development has no more value than a stomach tumor readily removable by elective surgery!

-David A. Nealy | Greenwood

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