Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 2:58 pm

Letter: Abortion kills more than guns; end deadly practice

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In 2010, 32,885 people were killed in traffic accidents. One every 16 minutes. One death for every 7.7 million vehicles. In 2010, 11,078 people were killed in gun homicides. One every 46.8 minutes. One death for every 27.08 million privately owned guns.

A clever gun activist would begin drawing a parallel between both the dangers of owning a firearm and driving to the store for the procurement of potato chips. I have never been accused of being clever, so here is where I shall jump off the NRA's warship.

In 2010, 1.2 million babies were murdered by doctors in supposedly sterile, controlled, government-funded facilities. That's 1 every 26 seconds. That is an abortion: live birth ratio of 1:3.

I would do backflips if I turned on Fox News tomorrow to find that John Boehner had cut a deal with President Obama and the Democratic Senate saying that we apply certain gun restrictions with the promise he will sign lasting legislation making abortion illegal. Allow me to pose a question: If abortions were carried out with assault rifles, would our beloved politicians be more apt to terminate it? I believe they would.

I realize legislating morality in its entirety is impossible, just like total prevention of forest fires is impossible, but we must continue to fight the fire once it begins to burn and not stand idly by and watch our country go up in flames.

As for prevention, only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can cure the root of America's many moral problems.

Kirk Jackson,
Orion