This is in response to the March 10 letter challenging politicians to answer questions about abortion, gay marriage, and the legalizing of marijuana.
I'm no politician, so I won't offer yes or no answers as requested.
Besides, those questions are too simple and too easily answered. Perhaps if the questions were worded differently, the answers would be more revealing.
As for abortion, the question should be: Do you feel it is moral to give more rights to a fetus than its mother by forcing the involuntary non-consensual use of her body? If yes: Can you then force a father to donate a kidney to his dying 2-year-old or force him to use his body to filter his child's blood to save its life? If not, why?
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As for marijuana: Since regular marijuana use has been shown to damage developing brains in young people, would legalizing it make it easier for young people to abuse it, risking brain damage?
As for gay marriage: Do you feel it is moral to make decisions for others regarding civil rights and financial benefits when allowing them these rights has been demonstrated to cause no concrete harm or injury to anyone?
Or even better, why would you even care, and how is someone being married anybody else's business in the first place?
Abortion and gay marriage (and birth control) are primarily a religion issue, as the church desperately needs and seeks a replacement population to sustain itself. How shamefully ironic, irresponsible and hypocritical of the church to squander millions in its vain and failing attempts to force procreation on the unwilling while ignoring the 18,000 children that die every day globally due to disease and malnutrition.