- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Hypocrisy of politicians about value of life
The headline on the front page of the Rockford Register Star for Monday, Dec. 17, “Discarding infants takes toll on society,” struck me as hypocritical.
Kellie Stockton is to be tried for abandoning her child, Baby Crystal, to die out in the cold.
Police are investigating the death of Baby Noah, whose body was found among thousands of tons of trash at a garbage-sorting facility in Roscoe.
Yet, we have a sitting president who, when he was an Illinois legislator, was the only one to vote to allow the killing of any baby born alive during an abortion.
In Reno, Nev., a court case put the life of a healthy 14-week-old baby at stake, because the mother is a 32-year-old mentally disabled woman. She wanted to have her baby, and so did her parents, who are also her legal guardians. Several couples stepped forward with offers to adopt the baby.
But the government stepped in and argued in a Nevada court that it would be in the mother’s “best interests” to force her to have an abortion (murder her child) against her will.
When our country’s leaders and policies advocate the murder of babies, it should be no surprise that citizens feel nothing wrong when they do what their government supports.
Philip J. Meyers
From the Jan. 2-8, 2013, issue