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From Donna Ferrell

November 16, 2011
Wetzel Chronicle

History repeats itself.

A recent ballot initiative for "Personhood" in Mississippi was rejected by over 55 percent of the voters. It read: "to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof."

The Episcopal Diocese, General Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the Democratic Party were against it. The Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Miss. State Medical Association, and NRLC and its chapters supposedly stayed out of it. As a prior member of WVFL, NRLC state chapter's board, I can say they are "against" it by urging their supporters not to get involved. The following was parroted by news outlets as to why people weren't putting their might behind an amendment that would protect lives:

"Opponents said the measure would have made birth control, such as the morning-after pill or the intrauterine device, illegal. More specifically, the ballot measure called for abortion to be prohibited "from the moment of fertilization" - wording that opponents suggested would have deterred physicians from performing in vitro fertilization because they would fear criminal charges if an embryo doesn't survive."

NRLC claims that now isn't the time and the state level is not the place to do it. Why have they taught the American people for decades that a baby isn't a baby deserving of life if one parent is a criminal? When we say we are pro-life and have a list of "exemptions" for allowing a child to be killed; we aren't pro-life at all, we're pro-life when convenient or desirable. How about the fact that if most of the pro-life camp is convinced we shouldn't do anything, the outcome will be dismal? This is called self-fulfilling prophecy. We think we can't, so we don't.

Most pro-lifers are only pro-life on a situational basis. Few would advocate for others' lives if the "other" has no voice. Size does matter and people want the destruction of life on the table when it comes to our own desires and motives. Most will take the pill, have in-vitro fertilization, and almost anything else if they benefit, regardless of their "personal convictions" and the knowledge that these medications or procedures kill their own children.

According to biology, there is no "fertilized egg." Egg and sperm are gametes. When they fuse there is a zygote, embryo, fetus, and then newborn. Hitler began his campaign years before the camps. He used dehumanizing words. History repeats itself.


Donna Ferrell




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