October 3, 2008

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Reader: All innocent in society should receive equal regard

To expand on the remarks of Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk in his “Voting to make a difference” column in the Sept. 26 issue of The Criterion, I totally agree that “absolute protection for the gift of life is the foundation of all the other goods …,” but would add to his list other “innocents” whose lives deserve protection and our consideration when voting.

Modern wars, unlike those of the past, result in most victims being civilians—children as well as mothers and fathers who may leave orphans behind.

We also know that capital punishment can and does result in the death of people not guilty of the crimes for which they are executed.

All innocents should receive equal regard.

- Ellen Healey, Indianapolis

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