Response to cartoon
EDITOR'S NOTE -- The following is a response to Paul Fell's political cartoon, "Nebraskans Agains Abortion":
While freedom of speech remains in this country, I would like to publicly respond to your cartoon "Nebraskans Against Abortion." As your cartoon indicates, you believe that Nebraskans who are "against abortion" (i.e., Nebraskans who are "pro-life") are sanctimonious because most also support the death penalty.
In your mind, we piously say that we are for life while at the same time we viciously support death. So to you, we are hypocrites. Yet in publicly judging us, have you not publicly judged yourself?
As your cartoon indicates, you are anti-death penalty while at the same time being "pro-abortion" (i.e., "pro-death" for children in the womb). If we should spare the lives of convicted murders, should we not also spare the lives of innocent babies?
In an attempt to criticize and ridicule us, you've criticized and ridiculed yourself. It is my hope that this brief response would cause you to think before you draw and those who saw your drawing to think before they side.
Nathan J. Goshert,
Pastor of the River Valley Evangelical Free Church, Arapahoe