Don’t Presume About Pro-Lifers
Bernard Moat, St Helena Bay – Your editorial “How to be Fully Pro-life” can’t be faulted up to the point where you assume that pro-lifers are not consistent and at odds in respect of the positions that they are taking with areas that face humanity daily.
How can you claim that pro-lifers tolerate the tragedy of Alun Kurdi and other tragedies/injustices?
We rarely hear or see the media condemning the very governments of the countries who have no respect for their own people and are directly responsible for these tragedies. These countries continue to enjoy the support of their evil allies, the United Nations and other organisations, who have their own agendas while these atrocities continue.
I am sure you are wrong when you question “how can we mourn”, again making the presumption that pro-lifers have no concern for the injustices that are taking place in our world. What Catholics should be doing is what our parish priest says: to “PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens” to make this a better world.
The editor responds: The editorial did not suggest that all pro-lifers tolerate the suffering of refugees, but suggested that those who are indifferent or opposed to other life issues cannot claim to be truly pro-life. Demonstrably there are those who claim to be pro-life who do not regard all life, from conception to natural death, as sacred. It was such people whom the editorial addressed.—Editor.