Letter: President forgot abortion in war on senseless violence


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 3:28 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
In his speech about gun control and senseless violence, President Obama, the most pro-abortion president in our history, forgot to mention an estimated 3,800 other acts of senseless violence that take place each year.

These acts of violence are not committed by crazed or angry shooters, they are committed by licensed, upstanding members of our community known as physicians.

These physicians should know better, having been through medical school and at least one class on embryology and the beginning of human life, we would hope.

The number of victims of these 3,800 acts of senseless violence needs to be doubled because the unborn babies are not the only victims, their mothers are victims also.

Many of them are pressured to abort in a number of ways boyfriends will leave if they don't, lose scholarship if they don't, will be kicked out of family if they don't, etc.

Additional coercion comes at the abortion facility where they are not given all the information they need to make a free, informed choice. This is NOT free choice.

If you would like to read more about the pressure pregnant women feel when making their decision, good resources are theunchoice.com or afterabortion.org,, where you will find documented information.

As we come up to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let's commemorate the estimated 55 million babies whose lives have been taken and pray for their mothers, who may be suffering silently, whether their choice was freely made or not.

Cathy Bein,
Silvis

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








(More History)