ANDREW WHITE

The Winchester Star published an Associated Press article in which Shannon Brewer, who runs an abortion clinic, said, “This is the most worried I’ve ever been” that the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 will be overturned when the Court decides a relevant case on December 1.

Ms. Brewer has every reason to be worried. But pro-life advocates like me are equally worried, but for the opposite reason. This is our best hope for overturning the Roe decision since 1973.

When I entered medical school in that infamous year, I was shocked and disheartened that the medical profession, which in this country had always promoted healing, was now advocating for killing of some of us.

For years the pro-abortion movement claimed that human life was not present at conception, leading many into minimizing abortion. They lost that ideological battle because of science, but are now advocating for abortion up to the time of viability outside the womb of the unborn child. How did we ever get to the place where viability outside the womb defined a life worth living?

There has always been a need in our society to balance our rights with our responsibilities. I am one that believes that life takes precedence over one freedom. Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death” but he was not referring to the death of another but of his own. The Declaration of Independence promotes “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” How does this balance out between the unborn child and the mother? With abortion the unborn child is definitively denied life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — he/she is denied the liberty of the choice he/she would make on his/her own behalf and thus is denied life and the pursuit of happiness. If a mother is denied her right to abortion, her freedom is temporarily limited, but her life is not in jeopardy. Very rare is the pro–life advocate who does not believe that when the mother’s life is endangered, abortion is justified. To lose the mother to death is to lose the unborn child as well. And while being denied an abortion will have a short-term effect on the mother, it is not near the same as denying the unborn child a whole life of potential happiness. If the mother believes her happiness will be permanently affected, she can adopt her infant to one of thousands of infertile couples waiting for many months to adopt. It is so much better to adopt out your child than kill it.

On December 1, I will join 70 other physicians outside the Supreme Court who want to protect unborn children. This is an incredibly important judicial case. Please pray for me, my colleagues, pro–life advocates everywhere, and this nation as a whole. This is time for “on your knees” prayer. I have seen how threatening an unwanted pregnancy is to many women, but death is not the solution. Life should prevail.

Andrew White is a resident of Winchester.

(32) comments

Spock Here

Vasectomies are reversable. Do your part, men. Prevent abortions!

Deus_Vult

How about staying away from women until you're ready to be a man, get married, and take care of them and your offspring?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Please, don't breed.

Spock Here

Rightist loons don't care about a child that is born into extreme poverty - as long as mom is a vessel for giving birth. They call themselves "pro life" - but that should come with an **** which notes they are really pro-birth, pro-gun- even if it leaves kids in first grade dead, they are pro "my body, my choice" on vaccines - just no choice for women...they want to be able to vote - but for people of color? Heck no. They are cynical, paradoxical, and caustic, as evidenced by their comments.

Deus_Vult

You couldn't be more wrong, but what's the use in arguing with someone who justifies murder because "poverty" or "inconvenience"? I doubt that you've ever had an actual conversation with anyone that doesn't regurgitate the same tired, old tropes espoused by people defending this barbarism. If you're so convinced this is a social good, then practice what you preach. If you want other innocent people to be killed because it's inconvenient, then by all means, feel free to "abort" yourself, or have someone do it for you. After all, you should be just as willing to do to others as you would have them do to you, right?

KohenCause

When abortion is finally where it was prior to the activist courts deciding FOR the nation, I cant wait to shout at leftists..SETTLED LAW. Gonna be fun.

Mr Incredible

"I notice that everyone who is for abortion is already born" - Ronald Reagan

Spock Here

"If men could get pregnant, they'd give abortions at Jiffy Lube." Betty White

Deus_Vult

Spock doesn't seem to mind murdering innocents as long as he doesn't have to see it.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Like you and war!

Spock Here

Have a nice day praying Dr. White. Maybe walk a mile or two in someone else's shoes while your at it.

GreaterThanScott

Walk a mile in the shoes of someone who supports murder?!?

Spock Here

Steven, Murder is a kid getting his dad's gun and blowing away 3 ..... or 5..... or 17.... of his viable living classmates. And I hope nobody supports that,

Deus_Vult

No, anyone who supports the protection of all innocent life from the womb would never support murder of innocents under any circumstance. Unfortunately, you don't seem to care about the silent holocaust of innocent human beings and their mothers (and fathers) who bought into the lie that the only acceptable form of murder is the one they can't see. Something being legal isn't always right.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Makes you wonder what kind of medical advice he hands out...

slowe

Trust women. Men have no standing in this discussion. None. Men, sit down.

GreaterThanScott

Follow the science only when it benefits your political beliefs?!?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

That's exactly what pro-birth advocates do every day.

Deus_Vult

Science proves life begins at conception. I thought you were all about that.....

KohenCause

Now now, Mr Slowe. In these "trendy" times please define what a woman is. Cheers

Catherine Giovannoni

Criminalizing abortion does not prevent abortion; it simply pushes it into back alleys where the woman is often killed or injured. We have data from around the world that shows that, if we want to reduce abortion, there are easy ways to do that. Countries that provide real sex education (not just abstinence education), easy access to birth control, and a social safety net -- including prenatal and infant care, child care, and support for nutrition and housing -- have low abortion rates. Those who want to criminalize abortion are clearly more interested in controlling and punishing women than in reducing abortion -- otherwise, they'd advocate for measures shown to reduce abortion and wouldn't push to criminalize abortion.

slowe

Well stated and all true, Ms. Giovannoni

GreaterThanScott

What happened to the liberal mantra of "FOLLOW THE SCIENCE"?

KohenCause

Courts had no business telling states to invent this as a right. Overwhelming number of states didnt enshrine this act as a right at the time or since --at least with Loving V Virginia half the states made it legal before the courts decided for all.. Now the left gets to feel what one size fits all is like from the Supremes now that we hold control. Settled Law! Settled Law! Cheers

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Deus_Vult

Leave innocent people alone and there won't be a problem, but of course that's probably too much of an ask for the pro-aborts like yourself. Defending and caring for innocent people should be one of the most important things in a free country, or does that not compute with your simplistic, fascist view of people you don't agree with?

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Andrew, I would suggest you get off your knees and act. Be a man and take responsibility for your actions. Go down and wait at the abortion clinic and find you a potential candidate, sit her down, explain that abortion isn't right for her and that she needs to carry this child to term regardless of her situation. In exchange, you get to house and support her till the kid is born, then adopt.

If you're gonna make 'em birth 'em, you better keep 'em.

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Bose-Einstein

Oh look, Mr. Cycadophyte head had a thought.

Spock Here

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

GreaterThanScott

Nuri, that is what ABBA does. They provide options other and murdering another human life.

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Great. You ready to adopt?

Deus_Vult

You ready to take in illegal aliens? Refugees? You ready to advocate for abstinence or do you prefer murdering innocent human beings before they even get to breathe just so you can continue devaluing women as your personal sperm bank?

Bose-Einstein

Too bad that ABBA didn't get to Kyle Rittenhouse in time.

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