GEORGE DUNLAP, May 3, 2020. This morning as I got out of bed, I grabbed my robe, and headed to the kitchen, I repeated my routine as I have for the past month and a half, I turned on my water for hot tea, I dished out a small cup of yogurt, while toasting my bread, I feed our 3 cats their morning treats, I then added a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter onto my burnt toast, and returned to my home office to review the COVID19 updates on my computer.
All the while trying to deal with, in my case, Ohio COVID19 deaths as compared to other deaths , as compared to how we as a nation, a state, and even my local county deal with such terrible deaths. For example, Abortions (Induced Abortions), I was curious how the numbers and local response compared.
In 2018, as reported by the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio had about 20,000 induced abortions, my local county had 45 induced abortions. Yet my county did not shut down nor did the State of Ohio. We did not shut down Churches over the deaths of unborn children, we did not close all schools because 20,000 life’s were aborted or some would say killed. It must be easier to deal with the known unborn as apposed to the unseen virus.
It’s not just the deaths and our response to the unborn fetus that should concern us all. Those who die because of, alcohol, drug overdose, suicides, and other untimely deaths should concern us all. Are we as a Catholic Faith dealing with death with Gods blessings? Do we embrace our response or do we hunker down in fear? I am not so sure we fully understand our responsibility to all life.
Fear vs. Induced-Abortions, I am not convinced our response to either is the Godly choice.