Times have changed in this state, and not for better

Times have changed in this state, and not for better

Letter to the Editor,

I am writing in response to a letter written July 16 titled “Let’s join together and not lose the Ohio we’ve loved.” The writer lamented a 10-year-old rape victim had to go out of state for an abortion. I have two questions to ask.

Did the rape victim have any say in the matter? Now she has to not only deal with the rape trauma but also the trauma of her baby being murdered. Rape is a horrendous crime, but who was the voice for the innocent baby? If this baby could have talked, here is what she or he would say:

“I will never get to smile, cry or experience taking my first steps. I will never get to hold my momma’s hand or look into her eyes. I will never get to have friends, experience love, walk down the marriage aisle or run after a ball. I will never get to be the next president of the United States or a godly evangelist to turn people away from their sin to know Jesus. I will never get to experience life in any way, good or bad, but do not weep for me now as I am in the presence of Jesus.”

I am 48 years old, and my mind went back memory lane. My how times have changed. I can remember when all businesses were closed on Sunday. Most people went to church and visited their friends and neighbors. Now what do we have? Most businesses are open on Sunday. Most everyone is so busy they don’t have time to visit anyone. We are obsessed with getting as rich as we can, as quick as we can, even to the point of embracing evil and shunning righteousness. We covet every earthly pleasure even though God’s word tells us we brought nothing into this world and we will leave with nothing.

My how Ohio has changed for the worst. I don’t recognize my state anymore. I am so ashamed of what has happened.

I will be a voice for that 10-year-old girl and murdered baby. I am sorry I wasn’t there to stop the rape. I am sorry I wasn’t there to give you counsel to raise your baby to term and give it a loving home or place it for adoption. I am sorry I haven’t cried out more against the horrible things happening in our state and country.

May God bless the Supreme Court judges that in the face of much evil opposition made a choice to protect innocent human lives. I stand 100% with them! I stand for protecting defenseless babies. I stand for right, and I stand against wrong. I stand for what the Bible says is right and not for what a society says is right or wrong. I pray Ohio wakes up before it’s too late to right the sinking ship.

With love and prayers for all,

Abram Penrod
Sterling

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