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January 24, 2014

HAMILTON: The silent life of our unprincipled laws

Niagara Gazette — Now hear this, I believe in the right of educated women and men to do what they think is in the best interests of their bodies, however, my objection is with what either sex does with the body of another.

I suppose that such is fair, and is something of which most everyone could, through compromise or consensus, agree.

But did you hear anything about the 41st March for Life that took place in Washington this week? Thousands upon thousands of pro-life marchers, most of them Catholics, and all of them mislabeled as anti-abortionist, gathered in the nation’s capital and, in essence, were trying to assist the city of Niagara Falls.

Are you surprised?

One of our officials told me that there isn’t a wrong thing in our city that we cannot fix if only we had more people. He and I argued the point, with my position being that most of the people who now come are the same people who create many of the problems that we now face. The city official agreed.

Because it is not our fault, there then must be something seriously wrong with those people in Washington, right?

Well, I am not talking about the marchers, I am talking about the lawmakers; the lawmakers who make capricious laws that say that if you tamper in the nest of an unborn bird, say, an eagle, then you are guilty of a crime; or if in the taking of the life of a pregnant woman, even if she was on the way to the, well, women health center, to dispose of the child that she was carrying, the perpetrator is guilty of a double homicide if the so-called non-child living inside of her should also perish. In this era of women’s and equal rights, is the life of a bird more important than the life of the unborn child; and does the right of a woman to decide what to do with her post-conception body supersede the right of the child that she carries? 

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