Letter: Why won't Bustos answer tough question on abortion?

Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 12:00 am
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Being legal doesn't make it right.

The list of abhorrent conduct human beings have engaged in throughout history is endless: slavery, segregation, genocide. These things were clearly not right, yet at one point in time they were legal.

Right now in the U.S. an abortion is legal up until the moment of birth. That's right. Even after a full nine months in the womb, abortion is legal, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is fighting to protect that legality.

Recently the Sauk Valley News asked Bustos why she supported abortion in the third trimester of pregnancy. She didn't answer the question.

Last year Cheri Bustos had the chance to vote to protect the lives of unborn children after 20 weeks in the womb. She voted against that bipartisan bill, ensuring that abortion stays legal up to the moment of birth.

I honestly wonder how Rep. Bustos can live with herself knowing that she supports the termination of innocent human life through the ninth month of pregnancy, despite medical evidence that proves babies are very much alive and capable of feeling pain after 20 weeks in the womb.

Instead of deflecting the issue, answer the question, Cheri. Why do you support abortion up to the moment of birth?

Janice Toomey,


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