- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

“Thou shalt not kill.”

An agreed-upon number of lives lost to induced abortion since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade is 50 million. That number, divided by the 36 years since the decision was made and the 365 days in a year, reveals that 3,805 innocent preborn children are legally slaughtered daily. Pope John Paul II reminded the entire human family that negative moral mandates such as “Thou shalt not kill” apply to everyone, believers and nonbelievers, rich and poor, and even members of a presidential Cabinet - without exception.

Mr. O’Brien concludes by saying, “The altar rail is not a place for political battles.” That’s right. But it most assuredly is a place for moral instruction.

WILLIAM F. COLLITON JR.

Board member

Human Life International

Bethesda

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