Amendment to be on the state ballot

There is a little-known proposed amendment to the West Virginia Constitution that will be on the ballot in the general election on Nov. 6. A yes vote on Amendment 1 will prevent your tax dollars from being used for abortions.

Opponents of this amendment will misrepresent this as an attack on women’s rights to healthcare. Please remember that an abortion has nothing to do with a woman’s healthcare. In fact, if anything, an abortion many times creates mental and physical health problems for the woman who has an abortion. Also remember that an abortion terminates the rights of the unborn child.

I would trust that all God-fearing West Virginia voters will cast a yes vote for Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

I believe that in this nation, and especially in West Virginia, we are finally arriving at a true understanding of what takes place when an abortion is performed. The pro-choice advocates like to use terms such as fetus, women’s health and contraceptive when speaking to the issue of abortion. Do not be fooled by mere terms. The mother is not carrying a fetus, she has conceived a baby in her womb. Before she knows she is pregnant at four weeks, the baby, not a fetus, has a heartbeat and brainwaves.

To end the life of this baby is neither a contraceptive nor a health issue for the mother. We must acknowledge what an abortion truly is and vote yes on Amendment 1.

Mike House

Elkins

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