A letter as it appeared in the Pocono Record, April 7, 2008:
Editor, the Record:
I would like to respond to the general misconception, often represented on this page, that all Democrats support abortion rights. I do not personally support abortion, and by all means do not support the death penalty. State sanctified murder is still just that — murder. Oddly enough, those very individuals who decry a woman's right to choose, fully support the death of innocent soldiers in a war based on lies.
Those of us against the war are often labeled "unpatriotic" or worse yet, "stupid." Often, contributors to this page are very selective in their morality. It would seem that some believe they have the divine power to tell others what to think. Furthermore, it is arrogant to stereotype people into one group, one that supports a specific political viewpoint. That Marine motto, Semper fi, can be said by all who love this country, not just a select few.
Not only is the letter writer completely incorrect, but so are some of the commentators on this letter.
I would never compare the life of a soldier who volunteered and chose as his/her profession to that of an unborn child. The soldier is trained, and is getting paid by our government to perform a service. Part of the job description is the possibility of being killed. If he/she didn't bargain for such a high price, then that person should not have signed on for what they wanted to be an "easy ride". You can't have your cake and eat it too, which is why military service should never be taken lightly.
As to the wacko comments of the pro-death crowd to this letter: yes, abortion is legal, but it ain't staying that way! Look at the age of the pro-life crowd, and the number of young med students who refuse to perform abortions. This holocaust will be over sooner than you think.