Letter to the Editor: Stark Difference between Jason Lewis and Tina Smith

When looking at the issue of late-term abortions, there is a stark difference between “Liberty” Jason Lewis and “Silent” Tina Smith. 

Letter to the Editor

When looking at the issue of late-term abortions, there is a stark difference between “Liberty” Jason Lewis and “Silent” Tina Smith. 

Having had the privilege of meeting abortion survivors Gianna Jensen, Melissa Ohden, and Melody Olson, I’m especially interested in limiting late-term abortions because I know that our world would be less without their life-affirming witness.

There is no doubt in my mind that Jason Lewis would welcome these women. They would be at liberty to share their stories with him. Unlike our current Senator, he does not have a filter that clouds his vision of a late-term fetus. Lewis can view the “window of the womb” ultrasound pictures with clarity.

Abortion advocates such as Smith only embrace the dignity of a late-term fetus if the baby is “wanted.” If the baby is not wanted, then “magically” instead of a beautiful human being existing in the womb, it is just “something” needing to be terminated. It is in the best interest of Smith and other like-minded individuals to silence abortion survivors because then they don’t have to see people who were supposed to be only “things” that could be easily discarded. 

The men and women who share their stories of surviving abortion are inconvenient truths because they require abortion advocates to grapple with their cognitive dissonance. They leave no doubt that they are truly human beings and not merely “things” without inherent value.

If you still advocate for late-term abortions, then please read Melissa Ohden’s book You Carried Me.