January 18, 2008

Letters to the Editor

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No letters were published this week; here is the letter from two editions ago.

Freedom for all means putting an end to abortion

Enduring freedom must be for all. It requires that nothing—no person and/or power—be granted permission to target innocent human life.

No exceptions!

This principle helped end slavery. It is why we can justifiably call Hitler, Stalin and other such people “monsters.”

Today, this same principle is being used to justify the “Global War on Terror.”

One big problem: The evil we are fighting is but a shadow of the evil we are doing. Let me explain.

Since the early 1970s, more than 48 million surgical abortions have been performed legally in the U.S. The word “legally” amazes me. The more than 48 million human lives destroyed by Americans make me cry.

Note the definition of “posterity”: 1. future generations; and 2. all of a person’s descendants.

Now read the preamble of the U.S. Constitution and note the use of the word posterity: “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

That translates to more than 48 million American human beings (our posterity) that “we, the people of the United States” have not shown the blessings of liberty, justice, tranquility and welfare.

Even if we win the “War on Terror”—so what!

Some final notes for Catholics:

1. It is my prayer that every concerned American reading this letter will register to vote. Forms are available online. Just google your state’s voter registration form and vote pro-life in 2008.

2. May we all learn to better love God and our neighbor during this Christmas season as we reacquaint ourselves with the way Mary and Joseph behaved after Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

3.If you are a woman who is experiencing a crisis pregnancy or a woman or man who is suffering from the aftermath of an abortion, please call Servants of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, director of the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, at 317-236-1521 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1521. All calls are confidential.

4. If you want to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to help bring about an end to abortion during this 2008 election cycle, I encourage you to do it! Perhaps the charitable donation should be equal to or greater than what was spent on Christmas gifts this holiday. Pray about it.

- Ron Kramer, Indianapolis

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