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Web letter: Stutzman’s abortion story touching; gun regulations are pro-life too

I was very touched to read the news story about Marlin Stutzman’s mother, who had considered aborting Marlin because he was an unplanned child and she was not married. Marlin goes on to say that he thought about how his life almost didn’t happen: his children, his home, his career would never have been.

There are so many children who never get a chance to have a life like Marlin has – including the school children in Sandy Hook, who were chosen and wanted by their parents as well. I feel very sad about this, too.

While I can understand being anti-abortion, I can’t understand how if one is truly pro-life, one would stand against some commonsense gun regulations to prevent such massacres of already-born children. Background checks, point-of-sale references, and stopping the manufacture and sales of high-capacity ammunition rounds are authentically pro-life regulations.

Also in remembrance of the toddler killed by her 5-year-old brother, I would like to see gun safety training and responsible storage of weapons be mandated. These are sensible solutions to prevent more tragic attacks and accidents, and they don’t take away our rights to bear arms anymore than requiring ID infringes on our constitutional right to vote.

THERESE SPENCER Fort Wayne

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