To the Editor:
It is impossible to find the words that describe the anguish felt by Americans all over the country following last Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
As one who fights to protect all human life, the massacre of the precious, innocent young children and their teachers who tried to shield them could not have caused a deeper pain.
It is a pain we in the pro-life movement know well. Every day we who support the pro-life cause, work to put an end to the daily killing of 3,000 equally innocent children in their mother’s wombs in the United States. This shooting has rattled us to the core, and we pray that the Lord bestows the comfort that only he can to the families in Newtown.
While reading the poignant words that the president said at his first news conference, I was touched by the eloquence and his compassion that was expressed in his speech.
I was further touched that his comments included these thoughts: “The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.” It would be wonderful to hear the president speak this way about stopping abortion.
Central Texas Voices for Life