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Dear Editor: Roe V Wade

Dear Editor,

So, Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Some would argue that ruling never should have been made in the first place. Others, those who gleefully rejoice over its dissolution, are the same ones who believe that the government has power over us, granted by God. While that may or may not be the case, those who choose to believe thusly are well within their rights, as long as they don’t try to take away someone else’s right not to believe that!

This is national news. Some might be asking, “what does it have to do with us here in little Whitehall?” Well, for those who are interested (I encourage you to do your own research), Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court in January of 1972 which opened the door, so to speak, for abortion to be legalized. Since that historic day, some 60+ million fetuses have been terminated.

Back to the above concern, “how does this affect us?” Well, as a woman, which many in our community are, you have a right to say what happens to your body. In other words, you have a choice, as far as that goes, in what goes into or out of your body. There is, of course, the chance encounter in which you do not have a choice in the matter. In such a case, in the context of the issue in question - abortion - many have chosen to take the position that abortion is justifiable homicide, as well as in the case of the mother’s life being in danger. With the reversal of Roe v. Wade, you may no longer have that right, according to the Supreme Law of the Land.

The real question before us then is, “Who’s the Boss?!” Does the Government work for us (to protect and serve) or are we here to serve Them? Don’t get me wrong, I, along with most, am a law-abiding citizen of these United States. When these laws take away our rights, God-given or otherwise, one should rightly question whether our elected officials, those we placed there to govern FOR us, not OVER us, have overstepped their Constitutional bounds!

Charles Haddon Shank

Whitehall, Montana


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