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Christopher Hill is Firmly Pro Life

Bedford native says life begins at conception, endorses a stronger focus on birth control and education.

Chris Hill admits many social issues, especially gay marriage, are much too complicated to sum up in a quick soundbite or a few sentences.

Abortion, while a complex subject, is an issue in which he's willing to take a firm stand.

Hill said he doesn't have a problem with abortion in terms of saving a woman's life. After speaking with medical professionals, he believes those situations can be identified and subject to exception.

As a general rule, however, the Bedford native says he cannot support abortion as a free choice.

"Abortion-on-demand in this country is simply moving away from life and the potential of life," he said. "It was easy 20-, 30- 40-, 50-years ago to say simply, 'life begins at birth,' because years and years ago there was probably a good chance a child born prematurely may not make it, but with technology and the advancements we've had the past couple decades, more and more we can determine the viability of life at conception, so my position on this is quite simple. Life begins at conception, and we make a mistake every time we let politicians in this country to once again divide us along the argument lines of whether or not an abortion is a procedure and should be allowed."

Once those parameters are set, he says we can talk about being pro-choice in terms of the decisions made up to conception.

"I don't think anyone should go through our school system and arrive at graduation without a background on the basic health conditions of men and women and exactly what's going on in their reproductive systems," said Hill. "Along with that, we need to talk about birth control and the availability of that, but when it comes to life, life begins at conception and under the Constitution of the United States, life is protected."

Follow Hill's campaign each Friday as Bedford Patch reveals a little more on his background and some of his positions on important issues through a weekly series leading up to his big announcement on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. on the steps of Bedford Town Hall. You can also learn more about Hill at his official Web site by clicking here.

Flafreethinker September 13, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Chris, I'd tell you to stop living in dream land, but with your backwards thinking it wouldn't mean anything to you. Where do you get off thinking you have a right to tell a woman what to do with her own bodily functions? How dare you! Choosing to stay pregnant or not is between the woman and her doctor. NO ONE ELSE!!! Your beliefs are yours, do not force them on anyone else. I live in the 21st century. There is NO GOD. Get with the program will you!
Vinny September 13, 2011 at 02:38 PM
First of all, you're obviously a democrat, Flafreethinker. Why else would you be so quick to dismiss a person's responsibility with a quick fix? Mr. Hill is right. Life does begin at conception and for a woman to knowingly have unprotected sex and then whoops, get pregnant and have an abortion, is a gross example of total lack of accountability. The fact there are hundreds of thousands of good people throughout the United States waiting to adopt a child makes the decision to have an abortion simply selfish. Moreover, before you start crying for the poor women who have been duped into pregnancy, remember, studies prove woman who have had an abortion are much more likely to suffer from depression and have relationship and commitment issues. And what about the father? That baby is 50 percent him as well. Do you think it's fair a mother can abort a father's child without his consent? And should he consent, shame on him as well.

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