Larry and Cheryl Cook: The sanctity of all human life, really? |

Larry and Cheryl Cook: The sanctity of all human life, really?

Regarding George Rebane’s Aug. 7 Other Voices on Planned Parenthood — if the sanctity of all human life is truly the central issue in the right to life movement, then why the blatantly exclusionary focus on women undergoing abortions?

If we play that infamous video of fetus body parts being pulled from a woman’s womb, why aren’t we playing a memory reel of the body parts of 20 children, ages 6 and 7 years old, being shattered and splayed across the classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary?

Rebane, along with the top 10 candidates in the last Republican presidential debate, sanctimoniously preach on the rights of the “pre-born human being.” They were deafeningly silent on the rights of those other “viable human beings” that have been slaughtered in their classrooms, the young adults gunned down in movie theatres, and black Christians butchered in their church. Not one word! Shouldn’t we give equal time to the sanctity of all human life?

But isn’t it so much easier to distract with continuous attacks on women’s rights than courageously confront the NRA with reasonable gun safety legislation? If we are going to run all the videos, we’d better keep our eyes open during those massacres some dare not watch.

Dr. Larry and Cheryl Cook

Nevada City

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