America recently marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s horrific 1973 decision to legalize unfettered abortion in the USA. As a result, and according to best-available data, 57,762,000 living, preborn American children have been brutally killed in their mothers’ wombs — at a rate of about 3,700 each day. The above exceeds the total number of civilians killed during all of World War II, by about 10 million!

As a nation, we must hang our heads in profound shame for permitting — in fact, for abetting — this merciless slaughter and can only hope that our creator can somehow have mercy on our nation, despite our ingratitude and rejection of his gifts, and for our cruelty to those innocents. As individuals, we can only humbly pray that God’s infinite justice may somehow be tempered by his infinite mercy! Let us do so with great sincerity!

W. “Al” Krotoski, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

retired physician and scientist

Baton Rouge