Letters to the Editor

Letter: Story on personhood shows ‘incredible biologic ignorance’

Dear Editor,

I recognize that Peter Marcus, in a story in the April 18 issue, attempted to do a comprehensive and unbiased look at personhood efforts that as he writes, “come back to haunt Republican candidates.”

That said, this comment is beyond the pale, exposing either incredible biologic ignorance or a thinly veiled attempt to mislead the reader.

“Supporters, however, say nothing in the proposed constitutional amendment would give protection to eggs, nor ban contraception.”

Biology 101 has taught for decades: “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion… it is plain experimental evidence.” — The “Father of Modern Genetics” Dr. Jerome Lejeune, Univ. of Descarte, Paris.

It really isn’t rocket science, so will The Colorado Statesman please dispense with using Planned Parenthood talking points as if they had a shred of credibility? Calling a newly formed human being an “egg” is insulting to the intelligence of your readers and to the human beings created in the image and likeness of Almighty God.

I would commend to Peter Marcus the recent ruling by Alabama Supreme Court & Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Our Creator, not government, gives to all people ‘unalienable’ natural rights,” the opinion asserts, arguing that state laws protecting children after birth also cover the unborn.

The concurrent opinion by Chief Justice Roy Moore, who once fought the state over the display of the Ten Commandments, says: “As stated by James Wilson, one of the first justices on the United States Supreme Court: ‘Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine.’”

Moore noted the “first right listed in the Declaration as among our unalienable rights is the right to ‘Life.’”

For the 47 years since Colorado began the abortion holocaust, the pretense has prevailed that it’s a mystery when life begins. Judge Moore has it right in stating in his ruling, “One day soon the United States Supreme Court’s abortion opinions will come toppling down like a house of cards. Then we will look back at history like we now do with Nazi Germany and wonder why our generation was so blind to the personhood of the pre-born child.”

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.” Isaiah 5:20

Leslie Hanks


American Right to Life