Letter to the Editor | Stop chemical attacks in the U.S.

Letter to the Editor | Stop chemical attacks in the U.S.

A purported recent chemical attack on Syrian citizens outraged many people. Elected leaders of several countries, including the U.S., were upset enough to retaliate militarily. In fact, this was the second time in a year that the U.S. has retaliated against purported chemical attacks on innocent Syrians.

Yet thousands of American babies are killed daily from chemical attacks, and those outraged about Syria remain silent.

If Americans really care about chemical attacks harming and killing the innocent, why don't they care about babies being chemically aborted? Why don't more Americans work to pass legislation protecting the innocent instead of legislation making abortion more accessible? Why don't more Americans learn about pregnancy resource centers that help women, children and families?

Chemical abortions are intended for pre-born babies up to 7 weeks old. Chemicals taken orally over three days result in the baby's death anywhere from 4 to 5 hours up to two weeks later. The gestational sac and embryo are sometimes intact and can be seen after the abortion. A 7-week-old pre-born baby has an appendix, a pancreas, hands and feet beginning to emerge from arms and legs and has doubled in size since one week prior.

Chemical warfare attacks are intended to severely injure and kill others. Chemical abortions are intended to kill pre-born babies.

It is estimated that thousands of Syrians have been injured and hundreds have been killed in chemical attacks since 2013. Roughly 300,000 abortions take place annually in the U.S. and 24 percent of those are chemical abortions.

TONYA WRIGHT

Champaign

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