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Viewpoint: We Will Survive but Thousands of Children Won't
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I was pretty sure that life as we new it was over in November 2008 when Barrack Hussein Obama was elected President. If you will recall the House and Senate also had Democrat majorities. We will survive again.

The one thing that literally made me sick was the sound defeat of Proposition 15 which intended to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks. Itís not enough to kill the unborn for 22 weeks, we have to reserve the right to do that to minutes before they are born? I do not understand.

As of September 1, 2019, 29 states were considered anti-abortion. Fourteen states were pro-abortion and the rest were somewhere in the middle.

Eight states have no limit on abortion: Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington D.C. This information was in an article dated January 30, 2019.

Between January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2019, states enacted 483 new abortion restrictions. Some of the most common restrictions are: parental notification or consent requirements for minors, limitations on public funding, mandated counseling designed to dissuade individuals from obtaining an abortion, mandated waiting periods before an abortion, and regulations on abortion facilities.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2017, 862,320 abortions took place in clinical settings in the United States. That comes to 13.5 abortions per 1000 women of reproductive age, and an 8% decrease from 2014.

Of those abortions, Colorado accounted for 12,390 of them. Good news: that was a 10% decline in the abortion rate in 2014. Also in 2017, there were 32 facilities providing abortions in Colorado. Eighteen of those were in clinics and 80% of the counties in Colorado had no clinics providing abortions with 27% of women in Colorado living in those counties.

The only restrictions in Colorado, currently, are that abortion is not covered in insurance policies for public employees, the parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion is provided, and public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.

According to a recent article of research compiled by the Pew Institute, 61% of all U.S. adults say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Yet, in that same survey 48% of Americans say that having an abortion is morally wrong.

Could there have been babies born and then killed because the birth happened inconveniently soon? Could it be possible they begin killing children who are born with unwanted birth defects and say it was just before birth?

Were any of you supporting this measure an accidental pregnancy, and realize today your birth could have been prevented?

I remember what my wife and I went through when our son was born three months early, weighing 2.4 pounds. I remember the efforts the doctors and nurses put into keeping him alive. I remember the dozens of people who prayed for our family throughout the early hours of our sonís life. I remember that for over two months we lived in a hospital four hours away, in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

We praise God that he's a healthy, six-foot-tall, young man today.

I remember the birth of each of our four grandchildren. What if my daughter and son-in-law had decided the grandbabies were just born too close together, or they couldnít afford them, or whatever?

Some things are beyond understanding.

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