Are you all aware that one of the victims of the Ft. Hood...um....massacre was pregnant? I would like to acknowledge Judy from benmakesten for pointing this out to me! As a self proclaimed "news junkie", I'm ashamed that I wasn't aware of this. I've done some simple research and here's what I found out:
The pregnant victim, 21 year old Francheska Velez, was scheduled to go on maternity leave just two short weeks after this massacre occurred. She was an army private who had just returned from Iraq. I also read that she recently reenlisted. Strangely enough, she had said that she wanted to become a Psychologist to help other soldiers deal with the stress of deployment....just like her murderer!
Clearly, there were 14 victims that day at Ft. Hood...not just 13! Will our society EVER acknowledge that unborn children are living, breathing human beings that deserve our protection? I suppose that if we can't even say openly that this killer is a "terrorist" and subscribed to a radical ideology that puts American lives in danger.....how can we possibly acknowledge that a life is a life, is a life, is a life....even if it's unborn.
Like Judy, my heart is heavy!