Unjust, inhumane laws should be changed Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Recently, I’ve been listening to U.S. government officials coolly defend the government’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border with a singular rationale: “It’s sad, but we have no choice — their parents broke the law.”

To me it sounds an awful lot like the defense that some would give for abortion. “It’s sad, but what can we do? Abortion is the law of the land.”

We pro-lifers should understand more than anyone that laws made by humans can be unjust, inhumane, and just plain wrong. We, more than anyone, should recoil at the flimsy defense that this new policy of separating innocent children from their parents, without a plan to reunite them, is “just following the law.” If this is the law, then the law is abhorrent and needs to change.

We live in a democracy. That means when the government acts, it is acting on our behalf. If you do not want children taken away from their parents in your name, and with your tax dollars, please call Senator Johnson, Senator Baldwin, and Congressman Pocan at 202-224-3121 and demand a swift end to family separations at our border.

Kara O’Connor, Madison