Letter writer Mary Lou Pandorf wrote on Feb. 8, “I consider abortion abhorrent.” Then, incredibly she writes, “I could never make that choice for someone else” and “People who are pro-choice are not pro-abortion.” Hogwash.
While this kind of rhetoric makes people feel better, that “compassion” has sat on the sidelines while 55 million of their fellow Americans were legally poisoned, dismembered and chemically burned to death in the abhorrent procedure called abortion. It wasn’t noble 150 years ago to say, “I’d never own a slave, but I could never make that choice for someone else.” And it is not noble today to say that about an innocent child in the womb killed by abortion.
A slave was a separate, unique human being. A child in the womb is a separate, unique human being. Neither should be owned, tortured or killed, regardless of what man’s laws say. People who stopped looking the other way led to the Civil War and an end to slavery. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.”