Our culture should see tragedy in loss of life

Editor, the Advocate:

I agree completely with Kristin Cain-Miller (Victoria Advocate, Sept. 16) that pictures of a brutally murdered baby should not be shown to young children. They should see the beauty of life, not the horror that is occurring three thousand times a day in our country. I'm pro-life like Kristin. And I remember the case of Emmett Till. When his mother insisted on opening the casket and saw the horror they had "done to my little boy," she called the newspaper and that picture went around the world. It was in 1955, and the case was not just about the murder of a teenage boy from Chicago. It was also about a new generation of young people committing their lives to social change and a rallying point for the whole Civil Rights Movement.

I pray that our young people will recognize the horror of the culture of death and stand up for the pre-born babies and end this national disgrace.

A nationwide Life Chain is held every year on the first Sunday in October.

Here in Victoria, we will have a Life Chain on Sunday, October 7. Young people of all ages can come and stand up for life. The Life Chain will be on Navarro from Sam Houston to Loop 463. People will hold up signs that say "Abortion Kills Children" and "Abortion Hurts Women" from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. You can pick up signs in the parking lots of Ashley Furniture, H.E.B. Plus! and Hall Electric. If you say you are Pro-life, then remember St. James' admonition: Faith without works is dead.

If your taste is for something sweeter, the National Cupcake Day is on Oct. 9 for all those babies who never had the chance to be born. Bake some cupcakes and give them away with a note.

Wm. Paul Tasin, Victoria