Pro-Lifers: Please Don’t Tie The 9/11 Anniversary to Abortion

National   |   Kelsey Hazzard   |   Sep 10, 2013   |   11:35AM   |   Washington, DC

Tomorrow is September 11th, the twelfth anniversary of the unforgettable terrorist attacks. I was in middle school at the time. I’m sure everyone reading this remembers what they were doing that day.

Every year on September 11th, I’ve seen comments from pro-life individuals along the lines of “Abortion is like 9/11, every day!” I beg of you, if you’re tempted to say something like that, please don’t.

Yes, it just so happens that the number of abortions each day is pretty close to the number of people who died in the 9/11 attacks. But just because you can make the comparison doesn’t mean you should. Tomorrow, all focus should be on the 9/11 victims and their families and friends. Any comparison–whether to aborted babies or any other victimized group–detracts from that. I’m sure that’s not the intention, but that is how it comes across.

Frankly, it’s tacky. There are better ways to raise awareness of the horror of abortion.

Note: I am not suggesting that we should cease all pro-life efforts tomorrow. Indeed, many people volunteer on 9/11, or give to charity. Helping a family in need would be a great pro-life act that also honors the memory of those who died twelve years ago. Just keep it positive and appropriate.

CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE! Note:  Kelsey Hazzard is the president of Secular Pro-Life, an organization that uses non-religious arguments to promote the pro-life perspective.