Statistics no excuse for abortion
Monday, June 18, 2012 - 12:49 pm

To the Editor:

Mr. DeShane's letter brings about an interesting question in the comparison with abortion to what went on in Nazi Germany during Hitler's reign. I wonder what infant mortality rates were for Jewish infants for instance in a nation that had been blaming that race for Germany's failure to be victorious in the First World War and for the subsequent financial crisis during a global depression?

Statistics hardly seems pertinent here or justification for the advocation of taking human life. If those figures were accurate decades ago, it should've been justification for trying to improve survival rates for large families through efforts like the establishment of hospitals in rural areas rather than the advocation of taking life during the earliest stages of it. We're talking about human life here, not thinning plants in a backyard garden.

Leo Ames