Regarding “Embrace the sinner,” “Protect rights,” and “Positive effort,” July 1, Page 23:

1. Do you believe in the Catholic Church? 2. Do you believe that an unborn child is a human being? 3. Do you believe that killing an unborn child is murder? 4. Do you believe that it is a sin to promote the killing of unborn children?

Judge Coffin takes an approach that doesn’t promote abortion and doesn’t violate the Bill of Rights. It might be best if the rest of you recuse yourselves if you find it too difficult to support the Catholic doctrine that human life begins at the moment of conception. People who leave the church make their own decision. Don’t blame the church.

Jerry Woods

Salem