Letter: End abortions

July 3, 2014 

Between 24 and 36 hours after conception, human cells begin to divide. There is human DNA present at conception. A heartbeat detectable in as little as four weeks, and when fully developed, humans become doctors and judges, construction workers, pastors, firefighters and pilots, with some even going to the moon and back.

Since 1973, more than 55 million abortions were performed in the United States. These fetuses were never given the chance to find out what they would have become because of that 7-2 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling -- one of great human rights violations of all time.

From conception to birth the human embryo has to eat, sleep, breathe and move. What mothers do reflects directly on the fetuses; they can do nothing on their own, but are totally dependent on someone else.

The single biggest isn't choking hazards or disease. It's not car accidents, wars, gangs, drugs or guns. It's abortion. It's not a choice. It's a baby and each one deserves the same rights, privileges and freedom to exist that we all have.

It is a travesty of justice what we do to those who can't defend themselves.

BENJAMIN C. COOK, Kennewick

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