In a recent interview published July 3 in the Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald, Kerry said, "I oppose abortion personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception." Let's say for the sake of discussion that Senator Kerry is telling us the truth, though his actions and voting record show differently. This man is agreeing that this is a baby that is being killed but it is for the greater good of the mother that he supports the abortion. If that is the case, why not make it legal to kill a baby after it has been born - if it will help the mother? (Of course, the assumption that abortion is good for women is a lie, but beyond the scope of this letter.)
And of course, Kerry says, as so many pro-choice people do, that this is his personal belief and he can't "force his belief on others." Well guys, it's either a fully human being or it's not. Believing that it's not doesn't make it something other than what it is; i.e., fully human. I may believe that my 1-year-old is not fully human because he is still dependent on me and isn't able to reason. So if you believe that he is, can you tell me that I can't terminate his life? Can you force this belief on me? Terminating his life might really help me.