To the editor:
Well, Kansas provided the opportunity for about 7,600 abortions for women from four states in 2012; 1,200 at the newly opened clinic in Wichita. There were no statistics in the March 28 Journal-World article on why the abortions were given, but I believe they were matters of convenience.
The prophet Jeremiah said the following concerning his life: “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” (Jeremiah 1:4-5). How many Jeremiahs are killed because of ignorance or deliberate murder: last count in American; 56-plus million (that’s about 18 percent of our current population).
This national tragedy reminds me of Jesus when he was entering Jerusalem: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Luke 13:34-35). It’s not about women’s rights. It’s about life given by God for a purpose and He grieves over our selfish choices with the resultant forsaken homes.