a letter to my friend regarding the war and abortion

Hi ______,
I am so sorry to hear about your friend who committed suicide after an Iraq tour of duty.

Assuming intervention hasn't brought the numbers down, about 800 veterans have committed suicide since 2001. This is absolutely horrible. Unfortunately, after watching the debates, i don't think Obama will get soldiers out of the war theater any sooner than McCain. Since the surge is working, McCain will have them out on a similar schedule to Obama. Both of them want to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. All this to say, I don't think Obama will do more for the next depressed soldier than McCain, but McCain, as a veteran, would like more funding for the VA, for those damaged like he was.

If there is little distinction on the war issue, then i say look at the abortion issue where there is a big distinction. 3000 babies a day are killed. So in one week, more babies are killed than soldiers have committed suicide in this entire conflict. i posted a similar topic to this here.

We value human life because it is human life whether wanted or not. We value humans because we can't get out of our minds Jesus' parable about the good Samaritan. Our neighbor is anyone in need. We treat other the way we want to be treated, because Jesus' teaching is in our blood. We can't escape it.

If you could make the time, please see the blog i recently pointed to here. He closes with this verse.

Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

If you say, "But we knew nothing about this,"
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

If there was a candidate who was exactly like Obama, but pro-life, we wouldn't have these discussions. But there are more babies dying right now than anyone else and I have to pick who will save more lives total. Obama won't, and he wants to loosen any abortion restrictions that we now have, restrictions that have saved some lives. there is nothing more destructive than the execution of 1 million innocent babies every year for the past 35 years. Every Republican administration has done a little bit to end this atrocity. Why can't Democrats be pro-life? Well they can but they aren't listened to by the powerful Democrats. See this post. And this one.

The babies may be unwanted, but they are humans created by God. They are endowed with the right of any human, life. Why would I, as a Christian, as a human, vote to take that right away from any human? No soldier in this war was drafted. They are all volunteers. they exercised their right to choose. At least they had an opportunity to live and choose. I think all humans should have the same.
God is good
jpu

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