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Misguided values should not control our lives Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

We are parents of 10 children (nine living), unplanned parenthood if you choose to call it that. We have never owned a new automobile nor have we relied on food stamps or unemployment compensation for which we may have qualified at times.

Our children were taught personal responsibility in the context of strong Catholic education. These children, with our 29 grandchildren, are welcome members in the communities where they reside. The eighth child is a Catholic priest. Collectively, our children hold five master’s degrees and speak 11 languages.

Family size should not be judged numerically, but rather on the ability to care for and guide the children. Two children can be too many, and five too few.

How does this rationale fit into ObamaCare guidelines? It doesn’t! Are we buying into his pro-abortion/anti-life mentality wherein the government controls our families, our schools, our medical treatment, our hospitals, and the right to live?

I pray that your November 6th vote is not an endorsement of serious sin.

Dan Berns, Hillpoint

 
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