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ALBA FARFAGLIA, San Clemente

Officials rejected a councilman’s proposal to ban abortions in San Clemente.

The councilman who wrote the proposal is in the wrong business. He should be a priest or pastor,, not government official.  

The proposal was religious in nature and mentioned God several times, thus violating the concept of separation of church and state guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution.   It is good to note that in the Pledge of Allegiance, the words “under God,” were added by President Eisenhower in 1954.  The original Pledge of Allegiance read, “One nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all,” and that includes agnostics and atheists.

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