Mourning victims of violence

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Editor:

We are all shocked and horrified as we read about the terrible violence at an elementary school in Connecticut. How can suchterrible things happen? How can anyone do such things? What kind of the society are we living in where things like this seem to be happening more often?

These were beautiful children six and seven years old — just babies with so much potential, their entire lives before them. There are stories of heroic adults who died trying to protect them.

We will all read and listen to media reports in the coming days trying to come to grips with such a horrific event.

And then, we’ll get tired of the discussion because it forces us to face other questions that we would rather avoid.

Here in Canada every hour of every day, 10 beautiful children also die violent deaths. They are victims of the abortion industry. Over 10 per hour, 270 per day, 100,000 per year. Just babies with so much potential. Their entire lives before them. Taken from their mothers’ wombs and discarded as waste.

What kind of people can promote and tolerate such deliberate disregard for human life? How can anyone justify such things?

Maybe, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we can think of Mary. She was very pregnant as she and Joseph made their way to Bethlehem. Was Jesus not a baby in Mary’s womb? Was he just a worthless fetus because in Canada that’s what our lack of laws suggests?

We should expect to see more violence, not less, if we fail to recognize the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.

May God bless the families of those 26 victims in the Connecticut shooting and may God bless the families of the 100,000 annual victims of the abortion industry in Canada.

Matthew Brown,

Bayside

Geographic location: Connecticut, Canada, Bethlehem

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