Letter to the Editor: Strange paradox
BY John Stroble, Claremore
Thursday, February 14, 2013
2/14/13 at 7:17 AM
Self contradictions continue to emerge regarding the issue of gun control, and no stranger paradox has been revealed than the outcry for gun control by members of a crowd who have for decades embraced their rights for abortion on demand. Remaining resolute in their support for its continuation, they continue to express little regard and even less remorse for the deaths of the unborn left in their wake.
All pertinent data for 2012 has not yet been released, so using information provided for 2011 researchers from the Guttmacher Institute have reported that there were 8,353 deaths by firearms in crime-related activity that year. During that same time frame the number of deaths of those legally aborted was an estimated 1,212,400.
It was pointed out by the Guttmacher Institute that the abortion tally it indicated was an "estimation only" as California and New Hamphsire have not been counted by the Center for Disease Control since 1988, and the tallies from other states have been missing on occasion.
Considering the results of the comparison, what is puzzling is this: If preventing the death of the innocent and saving lives is truly the ambition of this particular group, why does it not step forward in an effort to stop the massive extermination of the most vulnerable and innocent of our society that its previous endeavors have facilitated?
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