President Kennedy and Abortion

Every wonder why you never hear about U. S. President John F.Kennedy's position on abortion?

There's a good reason why not: there is no public record of any statement by him on the subject. Isn't that astounding. One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and no record of him speaking on one of the most controversial issues of our time!

The reason, in turn, for this is that abortion was not an issue before the late 1960's. Before that no major political, social, or religious group advocated legal abortion. For most it was an unspeakable crime of murder. You didn't hear stories about illegal, "back alley" abortions.

Isn't it ironic that in the past 35 years - as abortion has gone from totally illegal in the U. S. to totally available (even to the extent of allowing children to be directly killed as they are half-born) - that, during that same time, advances in science (such as ultrasound technology) have shown clearly that the unborn child is indeed a person and not a "blob of tissue".

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