Target: Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt
Goal: Demand lawmaker who called the cutting of a fetus from a woman’s womb an “act of God” apologize.
A lawmaker called it an “act of God” after a woman was attacked and had her unborn child cut out of her. The child died soon after. The legislator, Republican Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt of Colorado, said that the horrible act was God’s retribution for the existence of legal abortion in the U.S.: “This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb.”
In the face of increasing outrage as more people learn of his reprehensible statement, Klingenschmitt has refused to apologize. “If other people are offended by the Bible, that’s okay, they don’t have to agree with me or come to my church or watch my TV show,” he said. “It’s a free country.”
To say that this woman deserved what happened to her because abortion is legal is far beyond offensive. The woman suffered a traumatic, brutal assault followed by a terrible loss, and the only thing she should be hearing now is words of support and sympathy. At best, Klingenschmitt is exploiting a horrific tragedy to promote a political stance based on religious beliefs, which have no place in government to begin with.
To say that this representative needs to apologize is an understatement. If the separation of church and state means anything, he should resign for bringing religion into this issue. However, to start, Klingenschmitt needs to show that he feels compassion for other human beings and remorse for saying something so awful about a person who suffered an extremely traumatic loss. Sign to demand that he issue a public apology to the victim immediately.
Dear Rep. Klingenschmitt,
Recently, you called a horrific attack upon a pregnant woman in which her unborn child was cut out of her womb an “act of God.” You essentially used this terrible and undoubtedly traumatic incident to promote your political agenda and told the victim who has also just lost her child that she deserved what happened to her.
Perhaps you’ve never heard of the concept of the separation of church and state, but even if you don’t care about the wishes of our founding fathers, you should at least show compassion for the woman who lost her child. You are, after all, supposed to care about the unborn, and caring about someone means not exploiting their death for politics.
You’ve so far refused to apologize for this reprehensible statement. This is unacceptable. Unless you want to position yourself as a heartless man who only cares about his own political and religious beliefs without having any consideration or compassion for actual people, you’ll issue a public apology to the woman who had her child cut out of her. Do what’s right and retract your gross, selfish statement.
[Your Name Here]