Letter: Killing rationale makes us odd (May 11, 2022)
May 11, 2022
We humans are weird. Worldwide, we slaughter each other in our many wars.
In the USA we kill about 48,000 persons by car and about 21,000 with guns (gun suicides excluded) every year.
In some of our states we still have the death penalty.
In some states we may kill anybody whom we feel is a threat to us (“stand your ground laws”). In Colorado we legally can kill someone who enters our home without our permission (“make my day law”).
And yet, we do not allow a woman to get rid of someone who is growing inside her own body without her permission.