Pro-life groups are leaders today share the shock and horror Americans are feeling following the travesty in Connecticut, where two dozen adults and children were brutally slayed by a gunman at an elementary school.
LifeNews has cataloged some of the responses:
Rick Santorum: “If there were ever a day to hug your child a little longer, a little closer, today is the day. It is with a heavy heart that Karen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and family members of those affected by the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. May God bless the students, teachers, and emergency responders who are suffering unthinkable pain delivered at a place meant to be a sanctuary of safety and learning. The loss of life and innocence is devastating, and I pray for healing for the entire Newtown community and our country.”
Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer: “Details are still unfolding, but initial reports suggest as many as 27 people, including 14 children, may be dead. The evil of such an atrocity is incomprehensible, particularly at the time of year when we celebrate the birth of the Child who was sent to save us from sin. Please be in prayer for the victims, their families and the Newtown community.”
Family Research Council: “What was meant to be a season of peace and joy has been shattered by the news of a school shooting in a small Connecticut town. It is a solemn reminder of why God sent His Son as a baby in a manger over 2,000 years ago to save us from our sins. As a father of five children, my heart goes out to the parents of these little ones whose lives were ended far before their time, and to the families of the innocent adults killed. This afternoon, many on our team gathered to pray for these grieving families. We ask that you join us in praying, not only for this suffering community and those directly touched by this tragedy, but for our nation — where senseless acts of violence like this have become all too common. “
Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance responds today to news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:
“Please join Concerned Women for America as we pray for the students, faculty, and victims’ families of the senseless shooting this morning in Newtown, Connecticut. As a mother, I know this is every parent’s worst nightmare. Today the nation mourns for those killed by another deranged, evil person who wreaks havoc and murder on innocent people in situations that should be safe. May we hug our families closer this holiday season, realizing tomorrow is never promised to anyone. We pray that God provides the comfort of His presence to all those who are grieving and injured. Revelations 21:4 reminds us that, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…”
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Missouri Right to Life: “Born or unborn, it’s always a tragedy when innocent human beings are the victims of unspeakable violence.”
Americans United for Life “is grieved by the loss of 26 innocent lives killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We know that all life is precious and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”