- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The article “House vote reaffirms ‘In God we trust’ ” (Web, Nov. 1) reported that the House of Representatives voted to keep this phrase as our national motto. It also states that this motto was reaffirmed by the Senate five years ago.

My question is, which god? If it is the God of the Bible, then the question of personhood for unborn babies is settled. Genesis 6:10-11, reads, “the Angel of the Lord said to [Hagar], ‘Behold, you are with child.” That scripture and at least 18 others identify a pregnant woman as being “with child.” As we all know, a child is a person.

The Old Testament is accepted as the Word of God by Jews and Christians. Since those religions make up a very large majority of voters and elected officials, how could we ever have legalized or continue to allow the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion?

Recently, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Shultz called the personhood amendment the “most extreme assault on a woman’s right to choose.” She must not embrace any of those religions or she would realize that the “right to choose” is the right to have an innocent, unborn person killed. Maybe voters should be more careful whom they elect into leadership roles.

ROBERT BOUDREAUX

Waldorf, Md.