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Sister Leonida Schmidt, OSF, West Fargo, Published August 09 2013

Letter: Constitution calls for life, liberty

The decision in regard to the North Dakota abortion law:

How can U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland declare that the law is unconstitutional? How can it be unconstitutional when there is absolutely nothing in the U.S. Constitution about abortion or the right of a woman to terminate her pregnancy (an unborn young within her body) by having it aborted/killed. What constitution is Hovland referring to?

The U.S. Constitution states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that men are created equal and they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and these rights are secured by the government.

The human being that is aborted has none of these rights as a result that his/her life is snuffed out. Yes, I refer to it as a human being because that is what it is. Some say it is just a blob or a mass of tissue or a product of conception. Well, all of us human beings began like that in our mother’s womb, but she knew it was none of the above. She knew you were inside of her womb and, surprise, you were a human being, now living today with all the rights given in the U.S. Constitution, if the government doesn’t take them away.

One 7-year-old told me that all women have a choice. They all know how babies come to be; every woman knows how to become pregnant, so she has a choice. If she doesn’t want to have a baby, she shouldn’t become pregnant in the first place, and then she wouldn’t have a baby she doesn’t want.