Pro-life movement grows because of dedication, not violence
To the Editor:
In response to your column in the Feb. 3 issue, do not "lament" about the divide in the letters you and Mr. Wearing are receiving. Dissent and discussion are healthy aspects of a thriving republic. The form of government without partisanship is called a dictatorship.
Your comparison of Mr. Bin Laden and Mr. Roeder is a stretch, to say the least. Mr. Bin Laden has admitted the responsibility for the deaths of thousands of innocent souls worldwide. He supports the Wahhabist sect, a return to 8th century Islam with its spread of religion by the sword, subjugation of non-believers and women in particular. Mr. Roeder has admitted to the murder of one man. He has not called for an armed insurrection. I do not know of his beliefs about women, but I'm sure he's not a proponent of female circumcision.
Mr. Roeder was not involved in any of the many pro-life organizations. The pro-life movement uniformly condemned Mr. Roeder, as I'm sure you well aware of. Priests for Life, Moral Majority, Focus on the Family, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, American Life League and Right to Life all were vociferous in their denunciations of Dr. Tiller's murder.
We in the pro-life movement are now a majority in this country, not because of violence, but because of the thousands of volunteers praying, marching, and counseling every week. To put a face on the pro-life movement, I cordially invite you to the next Helpers of God's Precious Infants march. Information can be found at hgpi-michigan.com. I can provide transportation to Detroit for you.
It took over 80 years for the abolitionist movement to gain the freedom of the slaves. We pro-lifers are in for the long haul, because the Fifth Commandment is not a suggestion. Abortion is an intrinsic evil.