Letter to the Editor: ‘Elephant in the Room’ on Gun Violence Debate


It amazes me that the “powers-to-be" are citing video games, broken homes, mental illness and guns for the mass shootings that we’ve been experiencing for some years now and seemingly getting worse.

They refuse to talk about the elephant in the room. No one has dared to add abortions into the mix.

Think about it. When you’ve basically taken human life away in such a cavalier manner for over two generations, the message is that human life has no value or purpose. Add this into the mix of vulnerable young minds and you just might be creating people who will shoot groups of people they think have no reason to live, especially children.

For the past 50 years, we’ve turned into a society that knows if they get pregnant at an inconvenient time, they can just get rid of it. There are no consequences, except perhaps a lifetime of regret. There are a lot of people who have had abortions and have guilt the rest of their lives. This is a very hard decision and one that I’m sure has consequences beyond it.

The other thing that has occurred around this debate is calling abortions birth control. This is another way that people are unknowingly being brain-washed. It creates less guilt if you just call it family planning.

Birth control is a completely different category. It’s keeping pregnancy from happening, not voiding it after it’s happened. We also don’t hear much about the other “A” word —  adoption. Couples have gone to other countries for years now to adopt because they can’t get a baby in this country. What does that say?

If people would call it what it is, maybe there wouldn’t be so much violence in the world and maybe people would take more responsibility for their actions that could significantly alter their future.


Sheryl Isaacson