Yesterday, three families in Colorado Springs learned that their loved ones had been brutally murdered by a psychopath at an abortion clinic.
Earlier today, President Obama spoke about the need for gun control in light of yesterday’s shootings. Now that the President has commented about this situation, I believe that it is timely for others, such as myself, to comment about related political issues without fear of appearing insensitive.
We do not know if the assailant was doing this because of a specific hatred for abortion or for Planned Parenthood. He may have. But then again, his actions may have been a random act of violence. Or simply put, he may have been nuts.
We may never know what his reasons are. But what we do know are these facts:
- The decisions this gunman made yesterday at the clinic were abhorrent, immoral, and evil. Innocent people lost their lives at the clinic, and the contributions that these people would have made to society are now forever lost.
- The decisions that Planned Parenthood makes every day at the clinic are abhorrent, immoral, and evil. Innocent children lost their lives at the clinic, and the contributions that these children would have made to society are now forever lost.
We should condemn the killings that occurred yesterday at Planned Parenthood. The people who were shot and killed didn’t deserve to die. By that same token, neither did the unborn children who also died at that very clinic during the ordinary course of business.
So as we mourn for the victims of yesterday’s senseless violence, let’s not forget about the other, nameless victims who have also died at this clinic.