Letter: Opposition to Right to Life billboard ‘takes the biscuit’

If Right to Life poster along the highway disturbs people, it’s probably doing what it was designed to do.

To the editor:

I’m usually one for live and let live when it comes to people expressing their point of view, but the letter from Yvonne Callihan takes the biscuit.

I don’t belong to the Right to Life Kelowna brigade, though I do believe that science has proved beyond doubt that life begins at conception. Dr. Robert George, in his book Embryo says the following:

“That is, in human reproduction, when sperm joins ovum, these two individual cells cease to be and their union generates a new and distinct organism. This organism is a whole, though in the beginning developmentally immature, member of the human species. Readers need not take our word for this.

They can consult any of the standard human embryology texts, such as Moore and Persaud’s, The Developing Human, Larsen’s Human Embryology, Carlson’s Human Embryology & Development Biology and O’Rahilly and Mueller’s Human Embryology & Teratology.”

I understand that the right to choose is law in Canada but that fact doesn’t make it right. That’s my opinion. But Yvonne Callihan isn’t satisfied with having the law on her side, she also wants to censor the expressions of those who think differently.

If the Right to Life poster along the highway disturbs people, it’s probably doing what it was designed to do. Tearing a living, though immature human fetus apart in its mother’s womb should be an offense. Dog’s lives are precious yes, but human life is sacred.

Alan Slater, Kelowna


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