- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As a former student of Sandy Hook Elementary School who still lives in Sandy Hook, Conn., I am saddened at the atrocities that occurred in the school last month. It is devastating that so many innocent children’s lives were taken before they had their first day of middle school, their first day behind the wheel, their first time falling in love — before they had the chance for so many “firsts.”

This Friday, hundreds of thousands of people who have passed these milestones will march for life in Washington for another group of people who have not been given the opportunity to experience their most important first: their first breath. How is it that we as a nation can grieve over the lives of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School but not over the 3,000 children who are aborted each day in the United States before taking their first breath? As Mother Teresa once said, “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?”

ALEXANDRA HAMAR

Sandy Hook, Conn.