I, like millions of other Americans and people around the world, was completely horrified at the mass murder that took place in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It is hard to fathom the depth of evil that it takes to ruthlessly gun down a group of young, innocent children whose only crime was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My heart absolutely breaks for the parents, family and friends of these children, as well as for the other victims of these evil acts. I can't even begin to know how to deal with something as tragic as this.
I watched the short speech you gave in reaction to this terrible shooting, and you did seem to be genuinely moved by the horror of this situation. Your comment - "The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own" - was especially poignant.
We all mourn the evil, tragic way in which these children died. As you said, Mr. President, they had their entire lives ahead of them and it is a terrible thing that it was all taken away from them in such a gruesome manner. But there are thousands of other children who are killed in our nation every day in even more gruesome, almost unimaginable ways. And not only has our government legally sanctioned the murder of these most vulnerable, innocent lives, but you, Mr. Obama, have personally promoted this as a fundamental right, as you said on January 22, 2012:
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.Mr. Obama, here is a picture of what you say is a "fundamental constitutional right":
You called the murder of the innocent children in Connecticut a "heinous crime," and said you felt "overwhelming grief" at this horrible loss of life. But if any of these children in Connecticut had been killed while they were still in their mothers' wombs, you would have applauded their murders as a "fundamental constitutional right."
You deplore the killing of these children by gunfire and said your heart was "broken", but you would have completely condoned their murder in the womb by being burned alive with saline solution or being torn apart limb by limb. At the time of their births, you would have condoned a doctor delivering alive all but their heads from their mother's wombs and then murdering them by puncturing the base of their skull and crushing their heads. And if somehow these children would have survived their attempted murder while in the womb, you would have insisted that they be given no medical care and left to die. Knowing this makes it somewhat difficult to accept your statement that you and Michelle would "hug our children a little tighter and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another."
Mr. Obama, you also said in your statement, "These children are our children." But you are the one who told us that you would fully support the deliberate murder of your own grandchildren because you would not want your daughters to be "punished with a baby" if they "made a mistake":
I'm sorry, Mr. Obama, but the words in your statement regarding the murders in Connecticut rang hollow and hypocritical. You have never met an abortion you didn't like. You have promoted the intentional killing of innocent life in the womb in every way possible. You want young girls to have abortions without even notifying their parents. You support paying for our military personnel to have abortions. You have promoted and paid for abortions around the world. You are persecuting the Catholic Church for their stand against abortion-inducing birth control. As your own words tell us, you even support the killing of your potential grandchildren.
Mr. Obama, you told us that you don't even know when we "get human rights", as asked by Rick Warren:
Mr. Obama, as you said in your statement, the children murdered in Connecticut "had their entire lives ahead of them." But so do the children in their mothers' wombs. They, too, have "birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own" to look forward to. Yet you and all who think like you feel it is a fundamental constitutional right to take all of that away from the most vulnerable of our citizens. You said "our hearts are broken today--for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children" in Connecticut. Well, my heart breaks every time I pray in front of one of those killing fields called abortion centers, and I see young women going in, with your full support, to have their babies murdered.
I will hold the murder victims in Connecticut and their families and friends in my prayers. But I also pray for the victims of abortion and their families and friends. I will pray that somehow, someway, you, Mr. President, will see that there is no difference between killing a child while he lies peacefully in his mother's womb or killing him several years later while he sits in a classroom. I will pray that you will see that there is no difference between killing a child by using a gun or by using an abortionist's tools. A six year old child is the same child who grew in his mother's womb from the time of his conception. Murder is murder, it is the taking of innocent life, no matter how or when it takes place.
Mr. Obama, let us mourn the loss of these innocent young children and the adult victims as well in Connecticut, but let us also mourn the "heinous murder" of the 60 million American children who have been legally killed in their mothers' wombs since 1973.