To answer the question about pro-lifers not speaking about capital punishment, I offer this brief reply: People on death row do not number in the millions, and these people are not innocent. They have committed heinous crimes. Yet, they have lawyers who represent them and take them through the lengthy appeals process. There is a voice for them.
The urgency for some of us pro-lifers is for those who have no voice -- who our society claims have no rights, no human status, and where the attack on unborn life is at an all time high. We are not talking about 10, 13, or 25 individuals, we are talking about more than 63 million innocent babies who have committed no crime but to have been conceived.
Today, abortion is praised, financed, and celebrated. Many people claim it is a moral value, a woman's right to which we all must agree. Thank God, common sense and true human decency motivate pro-lifers' voices to say this is wrong.
If innocent life is not protected, whose life is safe from the whims of others?
Reprinted from The Tablet, October 29, 2022.