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Thu, Sep 20 2007

Don't harm fetuses, but scare the already-born half-to-death?

There was a story on TV the other night about a man who, in his attempts to protect unborn children, is terrorizing already-born children. Parents whose children at St. Matthew's Catholic School have been subjected to graphic images of aborted fetuses have begun holding sheets over Ross Foti's truck. Mr. Foti parks his truck in full view of elementary students while he attends mass on Notre Dame Avenue in San Mateo, California.

I know that the abortion issue is a hot-button for most people. But I do wish this man would consider the living children that he may be injuring with his display. Just because a child has already been born does not mean that it has no right to life—or to quality of life. Mr. Foti is an adult and may be able to handle viewing the images without psychological damage, but very young children are still developing their ability to separate abstract concepts from concrete images. They think Mr. Foti is like some axe murdurer trying to frighten them. If the guy gains some fetuses but harms precious existing young minds and hearts, where's the glory in that? I just don't understand these kinds of tactics.

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