Is Rep. Roger Marshall a dope or is he just pandering to dopes? It's telling that with all the really big, urgent issues facing us, he chooses to give us an editorial on abortion (Feb. 19).

Forget about overpopulation, global warming, mass extinctions, depletion of natural resources, unaffordable health care, big pharma tyranny, growing wealth inequality, technology taking jobs, infrastructure, tariffs, $1.5 billion flushed every day just to pay the interest on our $22 trillion national debt, Washington politicians working 3- to 4-day weeks and spending half of that time dialing for campaign dollars and a criminal president we can't believe or trust.

And where is our defender of the unborn when thousands of the already born babies and children are being taken from their parents seeking asylum on our southern border?

Hundreds of these children will never see their parent again due to Trump's callous incompetence. Marshall has only praise for Trump.

Let's get a few things straight. Whether New York's new late-term abortion law is considered right or wrong, the truth is that late-term abortions are relatively rare and are not due to healthy women wanting to abort healthy babies at the 11th hour.

But Marshall wants to end all legal abortion and makes many points dealing with the potential dangers of abortion and, in the process, makes the very arguments for why we made abortion legal in the first place.

Women were being harmed, killed or made sterile by "back-alley" abortions because abortion was illegal.

The only way all abortions, either done spontaneously by mother nature or the hand of man, will end is with the end of the human race.

Legal, safe and rare abortions, through education, birth control and financial security, do the least amount of harm.

Are we capable of moving on to solving the bigger threats to all life on Earth and put Marhall back into the maternity ward or is our new Sam Brownback born?

 

Mark Johnson Lindsborg