Torture and abortion

Dear Editor:I agree with Ms. Anita Rivero's well-stated criticism of "waterboarding and other forms of torture" (Letters to the Editor, 5/15/09). She correctly points out that "we are a society that follows our own laws," except that she uses the adverb "supposedly" in the same sentence. What needs to be made clear, however, is that those that were engaged in these acts of torture, whether at Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib, are not a reflection of "we the people" but a reflection of the agency they represented and their policies. Therefore let us always remember that we the people should never have to apologize to anyone for these atrocities, nor should these acts be seen as a reflection of our society as being non-law-abiding or depraved. Nevertheless we should be concerned that these actions and policies may lead to increased terrorism which will inevitably affect us, the people, unless these are quickly reversed and those responsible be brought to justice. Now let us review what Ms. Rivero opined regarding abortion because here we disagree entirely. However, before we even begin, it should be so obvious to anyone that if she is so worried about the torture issue, then, approving of the abortion industry, (legal in man's eyes but illegal in God's), would be the moral equivalent of straining at a gnat while swallowing a camel. Since Ms. Rivero seems to be so concerned about the large percentage of children dying of malnutrition in third world countries, may I point out that much of the cause of this tragedy rests with the United Nations, a corrupt organization which channels our tax-dollars and humanitarian aid into the hands of equally corrupt government officials which in turn use it to control and oppress their own people for political gain with no regard for the welfare of the poor including malnourished children. The solution is not to abort the babies but to get the U.S. out of the United Nations as proposed under H.R. 1146, a bill currently introduced in Congress. That children are a financial burden to any parents is a given. Show me a child that isn't. In fact there are many 25-year-olds today that still come home to mom and dad to borrow money. Should we have them "aborted" as well? The one thing that can be safely said of abortion supporters and their legislative friends or judges is a simple fact: They have already been born! Incidentally, if anyone reading this letter did have an abortion, please know that you have not committed the unpardonable sin. Forgiveness is available only for sinners. Cry out to God for His mercy today. -Dan Cristea, Downey

********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5