Letter: Where criticism due
November 16, 2008
This is in response to Mercedes Croughwell's letter Nov. 9 in which she
criticized the American Catholic bishops who spoke the truth about the
overriding evil of legalized abortion in the context of the presidential
It would have been more appropriate if she had instead turned her criticism to
the radical leadership of her Democratic Party to persuade them to drop their
pro-abortion platform and replace it with a plank to restore protection to the
unborn that this country gave before the disastrous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court
decision in 1973.
We are reminded by the Rev. Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, that "too
many of our fellow citizens fail to cast their vote with this overriding
concern: that public servants need to be able to tell the difference between
serving the public and killing the public."
Clearly, the roughly 50 million innocent American children who have been aborted
since 1973 trumps all the issues that we face as a nation.
The American bishops, who did their job by speaking the truth clearly, deserve
our praise and thanks.
RUTH WALKER, Auburn