Scott Tibbs
January 11th, 2005

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End abortion

To the editor:

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against abortion in every state in the union. Since that day, over 45 million unborn children have been killed by America's abortion industry. While the number of abortions per year has been declining for a while, Bloomington's Planned Parenthood saw a 38 percent increase in abortions from 1995 to 2001. In this "safe and civil city," South College Avenue is anything but "safe" for the unborn. It goes without saying that killing is not "civil."

It is a sad commentary on American society that while we justifiably recoil in horror at images of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, we go about our daily lives oblivious to the slaughter in our cities. I encourage you to see for yourself how horrific abortion is at, but please be advised that those images of first term abortions are not for children.

On January 22, you will have an opportunity to sadly remember that decision. The 2006 Rally for Life is at 2 p.m. on the Monroe County Courthouse square. Please come and show that, 33 years after Roe v. Wade, the people of this community want abortion to end.

Scott Tibbs