Editor’s Note: Joe Kulzer, the Grand Knight of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Knights of Columbus #4954, initially penned a letter to Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in support of the House of Representatives Pain-Capabable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). What follows is the response Mr. Kulzer received from U.S. Senator Baldwin, along with Kulzer’s reply.
[emember_protected] A mesage from Senator Tammy Baldwin
Thank you for contacting me about a woman’s right to choose. I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue.
Abortion is a difficult and divisive issue, but one on which I have a firm position. I support the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman’s right to choose. I believe that the abortions protected by that decision should be rare and safe, but that it should be a personal decision made between a woman, her family and her doctor. I also appreciate the fact that people of good will can disagree on this issue and I respect those differences of opinion and conviction.
On October 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) to prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This proposal was also introduced in the Senate by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). I oppose this legislation because I believe that Congress should focus on bolstering the economy and strengthening the middle class, not on divisive bills that unduly limit the rights of women and families.
Once again, thank you for contacting my office. It is important for me to hear from the people of Wisconsin on the issues, thoughts and concerns that matter most to you. If I can be of further assistance, please visit my website at www.baldwin.senate.gov for information on how to contact my office.
United States Senator
Joe Kuzler’s reply
Dear Senator Baldwin,
Thank you for responding to my request for you to support the legislation for S. 2311, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. You have stated that you support the woman’s right to choose. What about the unborn baby’s right to choose life? A woman and a man decide or choose to have sexual intercourse, and along with that choice comes responsibilities. The woman’s right to choose that you are talking about, infringes on the unborn baby’s right to live. In Exodus 30:19-20 God is asking us to choose life.
“19This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
20and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life. and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
I realize that you yourself support Roe vs. Wade, but you are voted into the office to be a voice of the people. I will use your letter to communicate to others that you do not support the legislation for S. 2311, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. We are the voice of all those unborn babies that are defenseless, that you have made the choice to end their life. Since Roe vs. Wade it is estimated that over 60 million babies have been killed due to abortion. You have the voice to make a difference and help save the lives of millions of babies now and into the future. I am asking you to reconsider your choice.
Joe Kulzer [/emember_protected]