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Quote misleads

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, April 15, 2007

A recent quote from Cindy Sheehan appeared on the front page of the South Bend Tribune. The statement was made by Sheehan at a talk given at St. Mary’s College, and it read, “When I started to speak out against George Bush, they started to disown me. They said, ‘But Cindy, he’s pro-life.’ And I said, ‘If he’s pro-life, how come my son is dead?'” I can only hope that the men and women in attendance, possibly many of them still young and impressionable, are intellectually capable of drawing the distinction between the person who signs up for the military with the full understanding that he is potentially putting his life in harm’s way, and a child in her mother’s womb whose life is taken before she has a chance to take her first breath. May God bless the 3,222 soldiers killed (as of March 21, 2007) in Iraq since March 19, 2003, and may God also bless the 126,000 babies killed each day and the 46 million killed each year.

Ginger Krueger

South Bend, Ind.

April 13