An Open Letter To The County Council To Stop Partial Birth Abortion In Our County

A fellow member of St. Francis of Assisi wrote this and I thought it worthy to pass on. . . .

Dear Council Member,

As a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, a member of Pax Christi Metro DC, and Montgomery County resident, I believe in the life and dignity of every human being that is gifted to all by God. I ask you in the peace and love of God to speak out against, and shut down, Dr. Carhart’s late-term abortion clinic in Germantown. No one denies that these little children can live outside the womb with the help of the appropriate medical equipment. Why should they have an infinite value outside the womb, so that we will do everything in our power to save their lives, but inside the womb so little, to no value at all? These children are fully formed in their mother’s womb. Consider the pain caused to one of these helpless, little ones, when they are being put to death through late-term abortion procedures. This does not respect or dignify human life. I ask you to also consider the health risks to women in these types of procedures, because abortion clinics are not regulated, and do no follow-up on the condition of the women that go thru with their abortions. Many women end up with health problems due to botched abortion procedures, including depression, and even worse the inabilityto have children at all. Please stand up for these little children, the most vulnderable members of our community, and for women who need assistance to carry their babies to full term. These children are persons, like us, and they have a right to life, like us.

In Peace, Respectfully,

[A Parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi]