Letter: Believes preaching against sexual immorality will reduce abortions

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A letter writer from Columbus tells us in the Hudson Hub-Times that he finds it desirable to minimize abortions by “focusing aggressively on methods that reduce unwanted pregnancy.” This is admirable. But then the writer goes off the rails by touting continued taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, as a way of achieving this objective.
Amidst his confused logic, the writer at least got one thing right. Implicit in his letter is the recognition that abortion is a evil that must be minimized at the very least. This is a head-and-shoulders improvement over what I saw coming from the recent Democratic National Convention where so many speakers seemed to celebrate abortion rights — even on the taxpayer’s dime — with a disturbing gusto.
In America, there are over 1 million abortions a year. The driving force behind this, I believe, is the sexual revolution of the 1960s. The way I see it, abortion is the safety valve for sexual promiscuity.
To me, it is absurd to think Planned Parenthood is means to minimize abortion. The more abortions there are, the more money Planned Parenthood rakes in.
Rather, to reduce abortions, churchmen have to once again preach against sexual immorality. But that to do that effectively, they would probably also have to bring up the sticky issues of Hell and judgement. Hopefully, those are not too taboo for them to confront.
Peter Skurkiss, Stow

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