- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 7, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

With regard to Gary Bauer’s and Daniel Allott’s article “Abortion ascendance,” (Commentary, Thursday), there have been many periods in history, including the history of this country, when an individual’s conscience compelled them to practice peaceful civil disobedience in response to gross injustice. If President Obama and his Democratic allies enact laws that compel people to perform, or assist in performing, abortions in opposition to their consciences, then peaceful mass civil disobedience may be necessary.

Civil disobedience always anticipates the consequences of such actions: legal sanctions, calumny, accusations of disloyalty, etc., but there are many great men and women who risked and suffered these indignities for just causes. I view such action with apprehension and sadness, but I will not allow Mr. Obama or any other official or bureaucrat to make me complicit in such a serious moral disorder.

THOMAS M. DORAN

Plymouth, Mich.

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