To the Editor:
Mr. Dennis DeWine (KDH May 18) comments on abortion are off the mark. The Ashley Coffey situation is a tragedy. Kermit Gosnell is an anomaly. Mr. Gosnell is a butcher and he got exactly what he deserved, prison for life.
The majority of abortions are safe medical procedures provided by reputable, compassionate physicians who have consulted with the women and yes, families, who made a choice that is between them and God. It is no more Mr. DeWine’s business than any medical procedure an individual chooses for personal or health reasons. Organizations and individuals like Central Texas Voices for Life use cases like Ms. Coffey to push political agendas.
Who decides what life deserves media coverage? Do the approximately 50 million living children from cradle to young adulthood in America who are hungry, homeless and need the bare necessities of life worthy of media coverage?
What about the lives of physicians murdered, harassed and threatened because they have decided to provide abortions? Does the blatant murder of the home God provided every living being and creature, earth deserve coverage? Rain forest disappearing, barrier reefs dying, glaciers and the Arctic Ocean melt and species becoming extinct. ... Is that life media worthy?
Are the lives of young men gunned down because of “stand your ground” laws that protect those who feel threatened and murder someone’s spouse or child media worthy?
Where is the sense of justice for the hundreds of innocent people executed on death row or the hundreds languishing at Guantanamo Bay whom the government knows aren’t terrorists. Don’t their lives deserve media coverage?
When did abortion become the standard bearer for LIFE or media coverage while we step on, around and over any life that we don’t understand, can’t explain or refuse to do anything about?
All life is important! I pray daily that the media stop cherry-picking what life is newsworthy and I suggest Mr. DeWine do the same.
Patricia Muldrow Roberts