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Abortion shows nation is on moral decline

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Once upon a time about 40 years ago, my husband and I boarded the train in Syracuse bound for New York.

We settled into our seats and noticed a gentleman a few seats ahead of us remove his coat, hat, and place them on the overhead rack. Then he suddenly announced in a loud voice, “I object. I object to our great American way. Hooray for me; to heck with you.”

He then took his seat and quietly proceeded to read his newspaper. I recall thinking that he must have had a bad day. Now, all these years later, it occurred to me that he might have been a prophet.

Not very long after this episode, the laws protecting the life of the unborn baby in the womb were wiped away in all of the states and were replaced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which allowed abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.

This case has divided our country for many years and has set us on a slippery slope of moral decline. This does not bode well for us as a people if we wish to maintain our democratic way of life.

The founding fathers gave us good advice on what we must do. They adivsed that the people must be educated, informed, vigilant and capapble of self-discipline.

They also said that for a democracy to continue to exist, it must have a foundation based on tradition, religious moral values and principles. We the people have our work cut out for us if we wish to remain a democracy and be a good example to the rest of the world.

Clare Carroll

Watertown

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