LETTER: Human life is valued so little

If we shouldn't kill lions, we shouldn't kill babies

Two sad events this past week which give food for thought.

First, the wanton destruction of Cecil the lion lured out of his protected area and killed so that the perpetrator could claim him as a trophy. This was an act that most find abhorrent and immediately his killer was universally condemned through social media.  The outcry was deafening.

Laws must continue to be made and upheld to ensure that magnificent animals like Cecil are protected from those who wish them harm.

The second sad event was the approval by Health Canada of the abortion drug RU-486 – a drug designed to destroy a tiny human being in the womb.

Unlike Cecil however, no universal outrage and no social media indignation at this news. If we should not be killing lions then does it not follow that we should not be killing the child in the womb? How very, very sad that human life is valued so little and its destruction by yet another abortion method met with a wall of silence.

Monica and Malcolm Roddis