Animals get more support than unborn babies

Editor, the Advocate:

Have you noticed all the commercials on TV lately encouraging the public to take care of the animals we see all around us, particularly stray dogs and cats? Even in connection with the Olympics, there have been animal issues.

We see many people raising their voices in support of the animals among us. Animal rights activists keep before us the need to be aware of the plight of animals that have been abandoned - and I, for one, am glad they do that. Even the Bible indicates that we can learn a little about the character of a person by the way they treat animals. (Proverbs 12:10)

However, I have a wonderment: I wonder where the similar voices are who will raise the cry on behalf of the unborn - the babies in the womb. Certainly, there are a few, but where is the mass call to protect the yet-to-be-born? Animals are important in so many aspects of our lives, but how much more valuable is human life? Even as our animal friends, which have no understanding (Psalm 32:9), the unborn cannot speak for themselves and thus need spokespersons on their behalf. Animals of every kind have their champions: some from the government, some from individuals, some from institutions and organizations.

Where are all those people and where are all those resources when it comes to babies in the womb? I understand that since 1971, there have been in the neighborhood of 55 million babies killed in the womb. Can we live with that when such hue and cry is being made over the care and protection of animals? Just wondering.

Carl E. Westbrook, Victoria