Letter to the editor: Get out there and vote to fight abortion in AmericaThirty-five years ago I was in an abortion clinic with a boyfriend who thought the answer to our problems was an abortion.
By: Carlotta L. Rasmussen, Jamestown, The Jamestown Sun
Thirty-five years ago I was in an abortion clinic with a boyfriend who thought the answer to our problems was an abortion. I was one of the few who were fortunate enough to walk out with my child alive. The tissue they so easily wanted to destroy was named Kristin Dahlstrom. Some of you may know her, she graduated from Jamestown High School in 1996. The day after graduation, she married Andy Richards, son of Arlin and Carol Richards. Five years later they had a son, Townes, which is the great grandson of Ez Liechty and the late Margarite Liechty. The point is that if I would have had that abortion, it would have been Kristin who would have died. Even our government recognizes that point, in that they fine up to $100,000 and give a year in prison to someone who kills an eagle egg. Lawmakers must believe that what is in that egg will develop into an eagle.
If you are confused about if abortion is wrong, explain the procedure to a child and see the look on his or her face as the child asks, “Do people really do that?” When we legalize something we put our stamp of approval on it. Our children think it must be OK for them if it is legal.
You may ask, “What about rape, incest and the life of the mother?” There are provisions for that in the law.
If you write a letter in retort to this one, you should be able to say “I had an abortion and I’m glad I did it.” Not a story about what you think is best for someone. No one knows the weight of guilt these women carry except themselves. It wasn’t easy in the ’70s being pregnant and unmarried, but my life wouldn’t have been any better had I covered my sin with an abortion. I’ve made many mistakes in my life but I’m thankful killing my daughter wasn’t one of them.
On Tuesday, I encourage you to know what the candidates stand for. Have the courage to vote for people who will protect the ones that can’t stand up for themselves. We are all concerned about our economy and pocketbook. Maybe God will have mercy on North Dakota during this upcoming economic earthquake we are headed for if we turn to him and the things he values — children, marriage, families, church, Israel.
I know Bernie Satrom will be such a candidate. I heard 50 percent of Evangelical Christians don’t vote. Get out there and give a voice to the unborn.
Carlotta L. Rasmussen