As we continue to watch the events in Newtown, CT, we are saddened for the needless loss of life. We are saddened that 26 people were killed by a man who was most likely out of touch with reality. We are saddened that these families have to go through such agony and grief. Instead of these families sharing the Christmas season opening gifts and spending quality family time together, they will have the unfortunate task of burying a child during a time that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness.
As Americans, we find the slaughter of 20 innocent young children and 6 adults to be an atrocious act committed by a completely deranged person. How could anyone do something so horrendous? To what depths of depravity can someone reach?
As horrendous as the murders of these children are in our eyes, it pales in comparison to the greatest massacre that we face today. And that massacre is abortion. We should not have to see even 1 case where a child, or anyone else for that matter, is murdered in cold blood. Yet, the unborn are aborted every day by the thousands, in cold blood, and no one bats an eye about that number.
In Newtown, there were 26 people murdered in cold blood. Since the legalization of abortion in 1973 in the United States, there have been more than 50,000,000 innocent, unborn children murdered through the medical procedure we know as abortion. Yet, no one is on the news today, talking about the number of children that are aborted each and every day.
For some reason, our society today does not seem to have a problem if we kill innocent children, so long as they are still in the womb. I, for one, would love to know why a child outside of the womb is more valuable than the potential of the child that is still in the womb. We even have the terrible procedure where a child is allowed to be partially born, then killed before it is completely out of the womb, a 'procedure' we know as partial-birth abortion. And while there are pro-abortion people who are against this procedure, there is still considerable support from the pro-abortion movement for this kind of child-murder.
Our society has killed off the unborn at an alarming rate. And while the numbers have slowed down a little bit over the last 10 years, we are still aborting close to 1,000,000 unborn children every year. While the pro-abortion crowd cheers the fact that there are not as many abortions, the pro-life crowd continues to mourn that there is even 1 abortion every year, much less 1,000,000 abortions.
Abortion is an atrocity committed against the helpless, defenseless, unborn child. While we are appalled when someone goes into a school and kills children, or someone goes into a movie theater and randomly shoots and kills people, or we hear that a dictator in some third world country kills thousands and thousands of his fellow countrymen, why are we not as equally appalled when we find out that abortion providers have legally taken the life of millions upon millions of unborn children since the legalization of abortion?
While we need to take time to stop and mourn for the loss of life in Newtown, CT, and pray for these families that are directly, and indirectly, affected by this tragedy, we also need to stop and pray that this senseless murder of the unborn comes to an end in this country. No society should accept the loss of innocent life, even if it is legal.
Abortion stops a beating heart. It kills a living being inside the womb. The fact that this kind of act is legal is sad. The fact that there are people who do everything within their power to keep abortion legal is even sadder. The fact that we do not seem to care enough to do anything to stop it - well, that is a problem that we need to address.
We need to stop abortion. Until then, our society, as a whole, will continue to devalue human life. Because if we do not even protect the most innocent and helpless among us, who will?