I watched the presidential "Saddleback" interview with an eye toward the abortion issue. Sen. Barack Obama said that the issue of when life begins is above his "pay grade." He is pro abortion. I watched Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an active Catholic (her words), on "Meet the Press" try to justify her pro-abortion views.

There have been an estimated 48 million abortions in this country since 1973, with only 3 percent having been performed because of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother. Abortion is a moral issue to me and most Americans. I believe the abortion issue was decided long ago by God, when he said, "Thou shalt not kill."

Art J. VanTielen