LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s make every life matter

From left, the Rev. Jack Clark, Esther Clark and seminary student Raymond Davis participate in the March for Life in January in Washington. (Submitted photo)

My husband and I stood up for the rights of unborn babies on Jan. 27, 2017, by participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

There were several hundred thousands of walkers and I was encouraged by the many teenagers involved who value life in this country. It was a peaceful, coordinated movement to bring attention to the over 359,000 babies mercilessly and inhumanely mutilated and murdered in the U.S. annually. Worldwide, a baby is aborted every two seconds.

Statistics show that 80 percent of these abortions are done for reasons of convenience and 70 percent of the women believe that what they are doing is wrong. Only 1 percent of pregnancies are terminated to protect the life of the mother. The results of an abortion has far reaching psychological consequences not only to the mother and father but to the extended family as well.

Being a child of the 60’s even I did not consider that a baby was a gift of God and made in His image until a few years ago. My research revealed that an unborn baby feels pain as early as 8 weeks in utero. Government laws allow abortions up to 20 weeks. What about the human rights of the baby?

There are no unwanted babies in this country when you consider the number of couples desiring a child. If you can not support a child please consider adoption. If you need help with your pregnancy or supporting a child please contact the Pregnancy Help Center of Kent County at 302-264-9087. Their services are free and have been for 31 years.

If you have had an abortion or feel you have been harmed by an abortion please contact the Sussex Pregnancy Center at 302-856-4344 or visit them online at carenet.org.

Let’s truly make every life matter.

Esther Clark

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