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Sanctity of life missing in United States

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This means we have a whole adult population who's been raised with the thought that it's OK to take a human life — human life has no value if it interferes with having a good time. Make a mistake and get pregnant, or just don't want to be bothered with a child? No problem, get an abortion.

Isn't it strange that doctors can perform an abortion whenever they want, but if a person kills a pregnant woman they will be charged for the death of two people?

The German Holocaust started with the idea that it's OK to get rid of the imperfect child, mentally impaired, diseased and physically handicapped; not much of a stretch to extend the killing to people who disagreed with the party line, were a different religion or nationality. In a few years, over six million lives were aborted and the world was horrified.

The American Holocaust started in 1973. The Center for Disease Control reports that over 50 million lives have been aborted — we accept it as normal. Is it any wonder that there's no regard for human life?

Accidentally get a drink spilled on you, get looked at the wrong way, have somebody say something you don't like, no problem — shoot them. Anybody does anything to stop you from having a good time, get rid of them.

The side effect of this way of thinking is that it then spreads to every aspect of life. Any reason becomes justification for taking a life.

Gun control is not the answer, since there are far too many illegal guns out there. More laws are going to take guns out of law-abiding citizens' hands, and criminals will always find ways to get guns.

Better mental health care would help somewhat, and more police would certainly help, but they're not the solution, either. We as a nation have to put sanctity back into life.

Stop the ungodly taking of unborn human lives. Start teaching ourselves and our children to respect each other. Will this stop all the killings? Probably not, but we have to start somewhere.

This is a national tragedy.

Jim Sugden

Lodi

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