Letter: Abortion as tragic as school shooting
Newtown, Conn.'s, unspeakable massacre is partially explained by columnist George Will's account of a wilderness discovery some years back by two adventurous Chino Hills boys who with notable "imprecision of language" described their find as "boxes of 'babies.'" The boys, Will quipped, had never read the Supreme Court's imprecise definition of preborn humanity and dared to believe their own eyes because the "fetuses" looked "a lot like babies."
A Los Angeles abortuary had hired a trucker to bury the boxes. And how many "babies"? Counting was difficult. It involved "hands, arms, legs, heads jumbled together," Will wrote, but 54 tiny humans — victims of legalized killing (abortion) — were reassembled and nobly buried by Cradles of Love.
Who was most accountable for the "boxes of babies?" Government? Medicine? Academia? Hollywood? Commerce? Major media?
The hundreds of Yuba-Sutter children aborted annually would fill many boxes, and they help comprise the literal American Holocaust that largely escapes our moral reckoning. Why so? Why our silence and inaction toward such massive violence?
Of the Nazi holocaust, Pastor Martin Niemoller wrote in 1946: "Christianity in Germany bears a greater responsibility before God than the National Socialists, the SS, and the Gestapo." He eventually realized that the German church could have prevented Nazi rule.
The church in America could have prevented Roe v. Wade and legal child killing, had not religious spirits stolen our discernment, compassion, and our will to protect God's future worshippers.
Crises like unto Newtown, and worse, are now predictable in America.