Amy and Kevin Kluesner
We found it interesting, ironic, that the May 28 Newsleader editorial “Our View” advocating for abortion (the barbaric procedure of killing children in the womb) appeared next to a letter to the editor about the violent killing of children through guns. Both are horrific, and yet abortion was called “reproductive rights” and gun violence was called what it is, “an atrocity”. Violence and/or killing children, born or unborn, is always evil.
“Reproductive rights” advocates like to call it “our bodies,” but, as we all know, the unborn person’s body has its own DNA, a separate human being. If abortion advocates really cared about women, they would do everything they could to protect women from the harm that abortion incurs to women’s bodies, not to mention the damage to their mental and spiritual health. And they would also care about the two million infertile couples who are waiting to adopt an unwanted child.
The letter about gun violence states firearms are the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States. On average, eight children are killed every day to gun violence. Disproportionately, 2,362 babies are killed every day in the womb. One cannot ignore the magnitude of innocent lives violently lost through abortion and women “scarred” for the sake of “reproductive rights.”
Call it what it is. Heinous.