Shouldn’t we do our part first?

N.C. Rep. Richard Hudson began his Jan. 26 column in the Laurinburg Exchange with well deserved praise for the thousands who braved the cold in the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Like Hudson and other pro-lifers, I believe that life is a precious gift from God, but I realize that life for unwanted children is not always precious. For example, the Texas woman who drowned her children in a bathtub, and the South Carolina woman who drowned her children in a lake. Were those children wanted, and did those women want to be mothers?

By our nation’s laws, if a woman abuses her child at one week, one month, or one or more years of age, the child is placed in protective custody and/or foster care, and the woman is prosecuted. Therefore, why force a woman who does not want to be a mother to have a child she does not want? To God and pro-lifers like me, the fetus becomes a human life at conception; to recreational sex partners, the fetus is an unwanted mistake. lf inadvertent egg and sperm donors will utilize abortion to eliminate a precious fetus, will they love, cherish and nurture a precious infant?

Rep. Hudson wrote: “I am committed to defending the most vulnerable among us and fighting for the millions of children who were not given their God-given right to life. As a country, we have a moral obligation to be a voice for those who are not given the opportunity to speak.” Like a fetus in the womb, an infant cannot speak, and report abuse if necessary. Unlike an infant born into sin, an unborn fetus is sinless, and therefore spiritually home-free.

By all means, let us do everything we possibly can to reverse Roe v. Wade and eliminate legal abortion, AFTER we offer our homes at best or support orphanages at least for unwanted, would-be aborted children. After all, can we expect irresponsible sex partners to be responsible parents?

Think about it, please.

Robert C, Currie Jr.