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Confronting a tragedy

January 28, 2012
Duane C. Richards, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

It was a tragedy. The young woman from central Iowa whose twins died soon after birth. This woman will probably face life in prison for this act, but it has to be the right thing for authorities to do. Why she did it in the first place has not been answered, but she surely agonized over it. Now if it had been in an abortion clinic, the people in charge would have made sure the babies were dead before they emerged from the birth canal. This method is legal, although one can wonder why, since the baby, who, by the doctor in charge considers it not alive, the why is never considered. So there you have it. Two ways to terminate the life of a very young person. What is the difference, I guess?



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