The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, “... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” There is no such verbiage regarding abortion.

Even though the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution, there should be reasonable limitations. For instance, the criminally insane or children should not bear arms.

Abortion is not guaranteed by the Constitution, but advocates think Roe v. Wade means that there should be no limits whatsoever on abortion.

It is not the Supreme Court’s job to decide policy on hot-button political issues. It’s the job of the executive and legislative branches to make policy.

The Supreme Court doesn’t always get it right either. In 1857, seven of the court’s nine justices ruled in their Dred Scott decision, that Blacks could not be citizens of the United States.

This was the law of the land until the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868. The 14th Amendment was the work of the congress, not the courts. That is how our founding fathers intended it to be.

The president, vice president, and many congressional politicians have said they will fight the Supreme Court on abortion rights. We have three separate, but equal branches of government. One branch should not intimidate or influence the others.

Pro-abortionists chant, “My body, my choice.” I don’t understand their choice to have unprotected sex and risk an unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.

Abortion enthusiasts have had 49 years to work this issue.

Ronald Heppner


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