OPINION

Reynolds stood up for the unborn

The moment a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell, both cells unite to become one cell — the zygote. It has all the information needed to multiply into a full grown human. Everything about the form and function of the new person is recorded in the chromosomes. For nine months, the initial growth takes place in the mother’s uterus. Just think how many people have been murdered at this helpless stage of their life. Doesn’t that make you sad? How could anybody stand to kill a defenseless new person?

No one has the right to murder another person. Once the new person has gone down the birth canal and come out of the mother, would it be OK to kill him or her? In or out, it’s a person and where the person is doesn’t matter. Abortion is murder.

Fred Hubbel and his wife don’t seem to view ripping apart a fetus as murder. They seem to see it as a mother’s health issue. They also think that it is a matter of a mother’s choice whether or not to have her baby killed. Her choice was made when she decided to have sexual intercourse. If this results in pregnancy, it is her responsibility to care for the life of the new person

Gov. Kim Reynolds has a grasp of the issue with banning murder when the baby has a heartbeat after six weeks of development. God bless her for standing up for the rights of unborn humans.

Roger M. Pfeiffer

Cedar Rapids

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