As a registered Republican, I strongly disagree with Maine’s two Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, who are quoted in your Aug. 28 issue as urging presidential candidate Mitt Romney to, in effect, disavow the pro-life plank in the national Republican platform.

The Republican platform, by opposing abortion and thereby supporting the dignity and sanctity of life, continues in the American tradition of choosing the high moral ground, if sometimes tardily.

Notwithstanding harsh lapses, such as slavery, our nation has always corrected its moral course and has remedied evil among us.

It will do so again, despite misguided U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Roe v. Wade (1973) and its progeny.

After French nobleman and lawyer Alexis de Tocqueville, seeking to understand the glory of America, visited our country in 1831, he wrote that America is great because America is good. His reference was to moral good.

Sens. Snowe and Collins aver that the matter of legalized abortion has long been settled by the courts.

That will change because no Supreme Court decision which contradicts the moral law is valid. even if it is proclaimed to be the law of the land.

Killing human beings at any time during pregnancy is a grave moral evil and cannot be validated by Supreme Court fiat.

The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which (is) life …”

The U.S. Supreme Court is impotent to nullify God-given, inalienable rights. Our current national moral lapse, legalized abortion, will be invalidated. Legal protection and justice will be restored for the unborn.

Richard Traynor, J.D., is a resident of Falmouth.