EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Letters

January 30, 2013

Letter: Choose life and you choose happiness

To the editor:

Last Friday, my husband and I traveled by bus to Washington, D.C., to march in the bitter cold to remember the 55 million unborn babies who have died in the last 40 years because of the infamous court ruling of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.

Although the March for Life is an annual event and draws a half-million people to our nation’s capital, many have never heard of it. The mainstream media does not cover it, let alone give it major coverage. Yet they gave full coverage to the Gun Control Rally that took place the day after the March for Life.

Why? As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Could it be we are more interested in the culture of death than the culture of life?

The March for Life is the world’s largest pro-life event with tens of thousands of young people traveling countless miles to show their passion for life. They even received an encouraging tweet from Pope Benedict: “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.” Pope Benedict tweets in nine languages, reaching 2.5 million followers.

The night before the March, Boston’s own Cardinal O’Malley was the main homilist at the kick-off Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life. He said, “The society that allows parents to kill their children will allow children to kill their parents.” He was referring to physician-assisted suicide proposal that almost became law in Massachusetts but with the help of Cardinal O’Malley was defeated.

He went on to say that “we must never lose sight of the fact that we must work to overturn the law of Roe v. Wade. But we must work even harder to make Americans understand that abortion is evil and it is unnecessary.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Letters

NDN Video
Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale CDC Addresses Lab Safety Problems Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues LeBron James Says He's Returning to Cavaliers Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Thousands Attend NYC Firefighter's Funeral Art of Haitian Machete Fighting Revived Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta Mass. Mayor: Families Lost Everything in Fire Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup'
Photos of the Week