Letter to the editor: Bernie Sanders

When I read the article in the latest circuit entitled “How a political ad changed my mind,” I was not so much disappointed because of the political stance it took, but because of the crucial issue that it ignored.

Admittedly, the Bernie Sanders ad described in the article is powerful.

With the slug fests that take place over political debates in both parties, misrepresentation and overt bias in the media, and people on both sides of the political spectrum often seeking to polarize themselves from the other side in every possible way, unity is desperately needed in this country.

I also agreed with your statement that unity is needed to ensure equality and protect the weakest and most vulnerable.  Unfortunately, however, Bernie Sanders is neglecting the weakest and most vulnerable – the babies in the mother’s womb.

On his website, Bernie Sanders shows his whole-hearted support for abortion and its biggest provider, Planned Parenthood.

It is for this exact reason why I, as someone who “chooses a candidate based on religion”, cannot support him.

Unity and peace are desperately needed in America, but Mother Teresa said, “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child.”

Yes, every candidate in this 2016 presidential race supports certain things that I personally do not agree with, but support for abortion is, in fact, directly opposed to the message of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church and therefore cannot be ignored.

The Bernie Sander’s ad mentioned in the article shows faces of people of all ages, ethnicities and genders.

But there is an important face that is tragically left out of the ad: the face of the unborn child.

Joseph Lynch is a freshman at Benedictine College.