Jim Spader's letter on Dec. 16 stated there should be no negativity from Grinches in the News during the holidays. I say justice never takes a holiday.
Instead of writing about abortion, the writer thinks pro-life writers should expend their energy doing something positive to help unwanted, underfed, abused or otherwise maltreated children. "Who are the most unwanted, underfed, abused or otherwise maltreated children?" They are the unborn scheduled to die this holiday season. Precisely because they are unwanted, every day 3,328 of the youngest, most vulnerable persons in our country are killed by the worst form of child abuse and maltreatment - abortion. The abortion pill mifepristone causes the thinning of the nutrient rich lining of the uterus. In other words the developing baby starves to death. Starving is being underfed.
It is right to point out an injustice even when one doesn't have the solution. One can point out that slavery and child abuse are wrong even if one can't take victims into one's home. One can point out the injustice of abortion and support "Toys for Tots" and the Salvation Army. What evidence is there that pro-lifers do not support groups that make life better for born children? His inflammatory letter is biased and false. It is typical when one can't defend abortion to attack the character of the pro-life people. I agree that one who points out an injustice should work toward a solution. Pro-life people are already doing the things he is assuming they are not. Those that I know are involved in abortion alternatives centers to PTAs to soup kitchens.
In reference to Jenny Raber's Dec. 9 letter about helping child poverty with the PTA, I was president of Wood County Council of PTAs, a junior high PTA president, a Brownie troop leader, sports booster president and currently president of Catholics for Life. I'm no one special just a life-for-all person.
I send my checks to organizations that value life, not kill the unwanted as Planned Parenthood does.
Pro-life people do work to make life brighter for all children. We don't need to watch movies to get the message. We have our own positive message that life is precious for the born and unborn. We work and pray for the day when the wanted and the unwanted all can say "It's a Wonderful Life."