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Saturday, March 12, 2022

In Context: Blinded by a searing hot iron

A United States Senator gave a speech on the Senate floor this week in which he said, “The death of a child is an unspeakable loss. There is no way to calculate it, and if you haven't lived through it, I don't think any of us can understand what some families have lived through. Yet in America, the most powerful Nation on the Earth, in less than [___] years, more than [___] children have been killed by [___], and that number is the reported fatality number. Compounding the grief and loss that these families experience is the fact that these deaths might have been prevented.”

Those of us who have worked on pro-life advocacy for years could use exactly that language to describe the unspeakable loss of children who have died because of abortion.

Politicians across the political spectrum frequently speak about children and the need to protect them, including as recently as this week. This isn't new, which is why almost all news organizations ignored Senator Casey's speech, except for one. Yet, the inconsistency in compassion for children born and unborn persists.

There's a reason for this: blindness.

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