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Voice of the People

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 12:19 AM

March for Life is more newsworthy

How come The Herald-Dispatch devoted 485 words in the Jan. 27 edition to the march on Washington for gun control, but only 255 words on the March for Life in its Jan. 26 edition? How come there was a notice on the front page so we wouldn't miss the article on the gun control march but nothing to alert us to the Life march? How come the picture of the gun control marchers was four columns wide and the Life picture was two columns wide? If the Life marchers are referred to as "anti-abortion," how come the others aren't "anti-gun"?

The horrifying tragedy of Newtown has struck the heart of our nation. How come the tragedy of abortion hasn't? How come we mourn the violent deaths of 20 children by a demented person, and of course we do, but not the violent deaths of over 55 million unborn children that have been killed deliberately by "normal" men with the approval of our nation's legal system? How come?

The Life marchers have been coming to Washington, and braving all kinds of winter weather, for 40 years to remember these children. I heard that this year there were not just "thousands," but 400,000! The entire student body of Christendom College in Virginia attended this year.

How come all this is not newsworthy?

Anne Imperi




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