In my mailbox today I received a “Happy Birthday” from SD Governor Rounds along with the documentary requirements to renew my drivers license and a rather attractive full-color brochure entitled “What do all these South Dakotans have in common?”

The brochure explains that all of those pictured received the “Gift of Life” from South Dakotans who volunteered to be organ donors. It goes on to explain the very real need for organ donors and how to become one. It is a very nice and effective selling tool for this very good cause.

But the statement that seized my attention was this: “Seventeen people die needlessly every day in this country waiting for an organ donationThere is no greater gift we can give our fellow citizens than the Gift of Life.” 

Immediately I thought, what about the 3300 unborn children that are slain needlessly every day by abortionists? What about the 2 children per day that are murdered in the State of South Dakota alone? Why is there no “Gift of Life” for them?

Please join me in prayer every day that this serial murder of the unborn that has claimed over 50,000,000 (that’s 50 million !!!) babies since Roe v. Wade be stopped. Please join me in supporting candidates for office that will actively support the rights of the unborn.

Ed Randazzo-Rapid City, SD



5 comments for “FROM MY MAILBOX TODAY

  1. bearcreekbat
    September 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Mr. Randazzo, your comment suggests that you now agree that many of those women that died in pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum did not have a choice and did not make a conscious decision to conceive a child. Thus, making a choice is apparently not a controlling factor and not particularly relevant.

    Your new comment undermines your answer to my first comment. If there are two innocent entities, the woman and the fetus, why is the life of the fetus more valuable than the life of an innocent woman? Why should an innocent fetus be granted the right to use another innocent person’s body even if will kill that person? Why does an innocent woman deserve to die rather than terminate their pregnancies?

  2. Ed Randazzo
    September 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Rape is no excuse or reason for murder.

    Sin should never be an excuse or reason for sin.

  3. bearcreekbat
    September 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Mr. Randazzo, Your comment that “Those women that died in pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum had a choice” might not be 100% accurate. Apparently, figures from the U.S. Census indicates, ” there may be 32,101 annual rape-related pregnancies among American women over the age of 18.”

    In South Africa, the situation is even worse “By 2006 the official figure for rape was over 55 000, unofficially, based on the premise put forward by the National Institute of Crime Rehabilitation that only one in twenty rapes are reported, the figure is over 494,000 a year. This means that on average approximately one thousand three
    hundred women can be expected to be raped a day in South Africa.”

    What about these women and girls?

  4. bearcreekbat
    September 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Mr. Randazzo,

    Your observation is interesting and informative.

    Another interesting and informative side of the statistical coin indicates that approximately 529,000 women die worldwide every year during pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum. Since Roe was decided 37 years ago in 1973, we can estimate that approximately 19,573,000 woman and girls have died from childbirth complications since Roe (ignoring the fact that the death rate has been steadily dropping over the years due to improvements in medical care for pregnant women.

    I wonder how many more women and girls would have died if abortions had been remained prohibited? I wonder how many of these 19 million plus women and girls would be alive today if they had chosen abortion rather than attempting childbirth?

    • Ed Randazzo
      September 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm


      Those women that died in pregnancy, childbirth or the immediate postpartum had a choice. They made a conscious decision to conceive a child which is not without risk. The unborn have no such choice.

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