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Society grieves loss of over 53 million children Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 -- 1:00 AM

To the editor:

Thirty-eight years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion for any reason at any time during pregnancy in all 50 states. In spite of the passage of decades, January 22 will forever be regarded as a day of infamy and pain by millions of Americans.

Over 53 million American unborn children have lost their lives in that time span to abortion. Untold numbers of mothers, fathers, grandparents, and family members have been devastated by the loss of a child in this despicable manner. They are left scarred and in pain.

As a society, we collectively grieve the tremendous loss. Who are the millions? What would they have contributed to our culture and our lives? The enormity of the impact on society is too difficult to grasp and comprehend.

In store is a brighter future, fueled by our young people who will not let this human rights abuse stand.  We look forward with hope and optimism to that shining moment when society says “no more” and abortion becomes unthinkable.

Barbara L. Lyons, executive director, Wisconsin Right to Life, Milwaukee