You don't know me, but I am pro-life. I am one of the people you have called stupid, hypocritical, arrogant, narrow-minded, gun-toting and warmongering. Like so many other racial, political and religious stereotypes applied in the past against other groups in our society, your characterization of me and other people in the pro-life movement is untrue, unfair and ugly.
Most of the people I know in the pro-life movement do not fit neatly within your depiction. You might be shocked to learn that a fair number of us have even made financial contributions to preserve rain forests and protect endangered species.
Whatever might be our individual religious, political or racial differences, what unites all of us in the pro-life movement is something about which you didn't even bother to mention in your commentary. Since the legalization of abortion after Roe v. Wade, it is estimated that almost 55 million babies have been killed through so-called legal abortions. 55 million!
Again, you don't know me and I don't know you, but I certainly hope that you are good-hearted enough to be greatly troubled by this horrible statistic. Quite frankly, I find it hard to imagine that you can support the killing of the unborn. So, must I assume that like so many other people in our country you may have simply come to accept the killing of the unborn?
How can we possibly tolerate the killing of 55 million unborn babies?
I am sorry if you might take this question as being impertinent or indicating a certain moral self-righteousness on my part. I do not mean it to be. Truly. The fact is, I am genuinely curious how a person like you — or anyone else for that matter — can rationalize the fact that this year alone in the United States more than a million unborn children will be killed.
Max Douglas Brown
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