Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 9, 2013

Where is the outrage over abortion?

— Mr. Dan Shenk, in a recent letter (The Goshen News Feb. 7) expresses his disappointment over President Obama’s use of drone attacks on terrorists. He specifically points out that such attacks “annihilates the lives of those attacked, including many innocent civilians... women and children among them.”

To date, all the deaths resulting from drone attacks numbers in the hundreds or maybe thousands. But where is the moral outrage over the 56 million innocent lives of unborn children intentionally murdered in the womb since Roe v. Wade as the result of abortion? This certainly must present a moral dilemma among liberal Christians and especially our Goshen College neighbors who eagerly and regularly vote for Democrats. But, sadly, the Democratic Party is also the party of abortion.

President Obama even voted while a Senator from Illinois to allow babies born alive as the result of a botched abortion to be discarded as medical waste. He would allow the barbaric “partial-birth” abortion to be legal. Liberals may call it “choice” or “women’s rights,” but abortion is the killing of human life.

In my humble opinion, any perceived qualities President Obama may have in the eyes of liberal Christians is more than negated by his and his party’s stance on abortion.

— Robert E. Riddle