The hypocrisy of today’s subject editorial is so shocking that I couldn’t believe what I was reading! I’m sure that your readers, i.e., the ones who think critically, will react as I have which is to say clearly, and emphatically, that the Orange County Register has betrayed one of our greatest freedoms–Freedom of the Press!
Freedom of the Press demands responsible journalism; your 800 years of defending liberty was loaded with biased assumptions and misapplications which can only result in more ignorance, and more misinformation!
Your final paragraph–Given the influence that the Magna Carta had on the founding of our own nation, it is fitting that we celebrate the 800th anniversary of its signing and rededicate ourselves to preserving the principles of individual liberty and rule of law that have made the United States such a desirable and prosperous country–does not represent the real world!
Over one million preborn American citizens are murdered in the womb every year! Where, and how, does the “Great Charter” and the United States of America preserve and protect the individual liberty of our pre-born citizens who are being slaughtered?
Real professional journalists know, or should know, about the Human Genome Project, or HGP; it was an international research project that mapped all the genes-genome-of our species, Homo sapiens. It was completed in April 2003. The HGP gave us the ability to read nature’s complete genetic blueprint for building a human being!
Its genome is a combination of the DNA in each gamete, and contains all the genetic information necessary to form a new individual human person! That individual person’s second period of human growth lasts from two weeks after conception through the eighth week, during which time the organism is known as an embryo. At the ninth week post-conception, the fetal period begins, and until birth is known as a fetus.
From the zygote stage forward, a pre-born human life in his or her mother’s womb is a part of our humanity; he or she is a person with the same rights as any of us who have already been born; they are entitled to the same protection we demand for ourselves!
Stephen Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island, writes in his book, The Moral Question of Abortion: “There are only four features differentiating pre-born persons from born persons: size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency. And none of these are of any moral significance!”
It’s time for the Orange County Register to FOCUS on The Human Genome Project and on your responsibility to objectively report the facts of abortion on demand which has plagued our nation for decades! The consequence of our social suicide has devastated our nation, our economy, and our heritage.
Prayers for our innocent pre-born American citizens,
Charles N. Marrelli
Writers for Life