Protests and marches have been the order of the day lately.
There have been marches protesting the tragic shooting of a homeless man. These have been well covered by Journal writers, and both the mayor and the chief of police have taken action and promise more.
There have been cases of child abuse including the beating death of Omaree Varela. Again there have been marches and protests that have been well covered by writers for the Journal, and the governor is taking action.
But during most of 2014 there have been a steady stream of protests, marches and awareness campaigns against the greatest and most prevalent form of child abuse – abortion. These have been lead by Protest ABQ.
The objectives of Protest ABQ include: identifying those who claim to be pro-life, but who enjoy financial gain from the abortion mills; exposing the fact that the University of New Mexico uses your tax dollars to be an abortion provider, including later term – 22 weeks; and challenging those politicians who rely on the pro-life vote to stand up for the unborn and make a difference.
In contrast to the other marches and protests, these have gone uncovered by the Journal.
Even UpFront columnists Leslie Linthicum and Joline Gutierrez Krueger who have written extensively on the other issues are silent.
Most important, nothing is being done to stop this child abuse that goes on almost every day of every week here in Albuquerque.
Thanks to ultrasound and the Internet, someday abortion will be recognized by almost all for the horror that it is. And those who stood up to defend life with Protest ABQ will be honored like those who marched for civil rights in the last century.
In a previous letter I suggested that someday there would be an app on your smart phone that would produce an image of the unborn child in its mother’s womb. I found out that such an app already exists, but the images are of poor quality. Soon the app will improve and someday everyone will be able to view the unborn child real time.
Until that day, Protest ABQ will continue its mission to expose those who benefit from this horrible tragedy and work to change our culture of death, whether or not the Journal chooses to cover it.
Sid Gutierrez is an Albuquerque resident.