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Apples And Oranges?


March 1, 2018

“How many have to die?” is the most frequently asked question in the many heart-wrenching and passionate letters concerning school shootings.

I began to consider how these horrific events compare with abortion. Some would say I am comparing apples and oranges. But isn’t the common denominator the premeditated death of children?

According to Planned Parenthood statistics, 321,384 babies were aborted in the fiscal year 2016-17 and over 60 million since 1973, when abortion was legalized. These are children who had not even exited the womb before their young lives were ended.

So, if we keep in mind that premeditated death is still premeditated death, whether with a weapon or through abortion, the victims have no choice in either case. The big difference is that the former is a crime, whereas the latter, for the most part, is legal in our country. “How many must die?” is still a valid question in either case.

I don’t intend to minimize the tragedy of the recent losses. I just want us to recognize the fragility and preciousness of all innocent life.

Kathie Blozan



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