September 18, 2020

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from seven weeks ago:

We cannot forget violence of abortion, reader says

In the recent months since the tragic events in Minneapolis, Louisville, Atlanta and Indianapolis, much attention and dialogue has been properly focused on the seemingly intractable problem of street violence in the Black community—a concern elevated by the contentious and legitimate issue of lethal action by police officers against Black citizens.

Without diminishing for a moment this great tragedy—and the importance of resolving an all-too-frequent perversion of justice—it may be appropriate to revisit the chilling example of “legally” sanctioned violence visited on innocent Black lives within their mother’s womb by the nation’s abortion clinics.

The magnitude of this problem may be somewhat obscured by the current coronavirus pandemic. However, it is notable that through a three-month period ending in late June this year, roughly 120,000 Americans had died of the viral epidemic while the nation’s abortion centers eliminated about 270,000 innocent lives in the womb!

Well-documented records clearly indicate that at least one-third of these deaths—far above the percentage of Blacks in the general population—were innocent Black babies. That number dwarfs the number of Blacks killed in street violence of all types.

If we acknowledge that all Black babies are in God’s eyes as valuable as white babies, there clearly is a compelling argument for outrage within both the Black and white communities.

- Dr. David A. Nealy | Greenwood

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