Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Letters to the Editor

(From the May 19, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)

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    ‘A subscriber since 1944’


    Enclosed is a check for $15 for renewal of the Inland Register. I have been a subscriber to the paper since 1944.

    Lived in Spokane and now resident of Florida for many years. Thank you for your excellent work. Much better paper than we have here in the Orlando Diocese. Look forward to each copy.

    Marie M. Seubert, Palm Bay, Fla.

    Life in the womb is human


    Roe vs. Wade did not guarantee equal access to therapeutic abortions by the states (re: Idaho 20-week abortion bill). Planned Parenthood’s $1.1 billion budget ($300 million federal and $800 million from donors) goes to Obama-speak’s “women’s health,” i.e. the destruction of 1.293 million annually (one in three pregnancies among whites and two of four among blacks). Politifact admits there is “no single national auditing” (!) but 37 percent of their revenue is from abortion (Susan B. Anthony List) or “vacuum aspiration” regardless of rape, incest, or saving the mother’s life, which were Hyde Amendment (1976) exceptions in using taxpayer funds for abortion.

    Christians cannot accept “it is a woman’s decision to choose” because the life in her womb is human. “In Christ there is neither Greek nor Jew, man or woman,” and ‘born or unborn’” (St. Paul). How is terminating a pregnancy at Day One (a human zygote), at 18 days (a heartbeat) or eight weeks (fingernails, eyes, all organs and senses), let alone at 20 weeks consistent with “Thou shalt not kill”? Pagans left newborns to die from exposure. Church Fathers and the Jews did not need ultrasound to know that taking life in the womb is tantamount to infanticide.

    Michael Kraft, Spokane


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