Letter: Abortion just as bad
I'm writing regarding the horrific tragedy in Connecticut. The mental pictures it brings to mind: Innocent children suddenly infused with terror as a mad gunman shoots first their teacher, then the 20 students' lives lost, and many more who will take the haunting memories all the way to the grave. The horror is unspeakable. If I was able to draw any solace at all, it was that at least this nation is still capable of moral outrage at such terrible events.
Yet an equal number of 20 children die 180 times every day in abortion clinics across America without a whimper. They may be unborn, but they are children nonetheless, capable of loving and being loved, created by God with individual gifts and talents and destinies of things to accomplish. Why shouldn't God be every bit as outraged at us, who shelter their killers, protect them with our laws, and even pay much of their way with our taxes?
What would we think of a foreign embassy that provided sanctuary for the Connecticut killer, then sent him and others out to ambush more children at other schools? Wouldn't we declare war on that country? But that's exactly what America has done for the abortionists for the last 40 years. We can "whistle past the graveyard" all we want, but we would be better served heeding the words of Capt. Sullenberger as he was about to ditch his jet in the Hudson River, "Brace for impact!"