The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 27, 2013

Support for life

Daily Item

---- — Birthright of Sunbury's guiding principle is, "it is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born." We will uphold at all times every pregnant woman's right to whatever help is needed to bring her child to term. Birthright will refrain at all times, and in every situation, from giving aid to induced abortion.

Yes, we should all have the freedom to make our own choices. But, most of our choices are social, having a profound impact on others. Abortion is one of these choices.

Birthright agrees totally with other pro-life groups, and we are very supportive of what they do, but our public image must be very low-key on the issue of abortion even though we are totally anti-abortion.

We wish to reach abortion-minded women; therefore, we remain separate from all lobbying groups and abortion affecting legislation.

We hope to create and maintain in society an awareness of the needs of pregnant girls and women, and encourage a more humane understanding of her and her problems. Birthright offers a place where women, often frightened, lonely and confused, can find loving support for "life." If a woman gives the life within her a chance, we can help with our services -- both before and after her child is born.

Dee Romine,