To the editor:
Recent reports in the news from Central Iowa included the criminal offense of “abuse of a corpse.”
Thankfully, this happens infrequently. If you break into a funeral home and dismember a corpse, you can get into serious legal trouble.
But if an abortionist dismembers a living human being in utero, the laws of this nation are fully supportive of that willful destruction of innocent human life. In this nation, a corpse enjoys greater protection under law than a living human being.
A nation that hopes to be considered civilized ought not tolerate the willful destruction of its most innocent and vulnerable members — the unborn.
Fr. William E. Reynolds
Sacred Heart Catholic Church