Letter to the editor: Abortion is a bigger problem than opioids

Recently, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and the government is going to spend billions of taxpayer dollars in an effort to prevent and treat opioid addiction.

The government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016 – that’s a death rate of 175 each day – and I agree, we need to do whatever we can to prevent the unnecessary loss of lives.

But at the same time, we have aborted 761,714 babies this year in the United States of America – that’s a death rate of 2,539 each day – and the people of this nation don’t seem to give a hoot!  And too many of our elected government officials don’t give a hoot either!  Otherwise they would immediately stop giving taxpayer dollars to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

Too many people in this nation are not thinking clearly – they have “medicated” themselves into a drug induced stupor.  And as a result, people in positions of authority are making stupid, illogical, nonsensical decisions; decisions based on polls that reportedly reflect the “thinking” of the people.

Try and think clearly for one moment and answer these questions:

  1. Are you truly concerned about preventing unnecessary deaths in this nation?
  2. Which death rate is the highest? Abortions at 2,539 per day – or – Opioid overdoses at 175 per day
  3. Should our attention and financial resources be primarily focused on reducing the biggest cause of death, or the smaller of the two?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV).