Senator Ted Kennedy (letter)by Denise M. CameronNews Weekly
, September 19, 2009
I wonder if any obituary written about the late US Senator Ted Kennedy will include the following words written by him in 1971?
"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalisation of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilisation places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognised - the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.
"On the question of the individual's freedom of choice there are easily available birth control methods and information which women may employ to prevent or postpone pregnancy. But once life has begun, no matter at what stage of growth, it is my belief that termination should not be decided merely by desire.
"When history looks back to this era it should recognise this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfil its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."
Probably not. Ted Kennedy lacked the courage of his convictions and, sadly for him, history will look back at this era and recognise that he didn't care enough about human beings to take responsibility for children from the very moment of conception.Denise M. Cameron,
President, Pro-Life Victoria,