"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn." Luke 2:7
"…if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby." Barack Obama, speaking of his daughters, Mar 08
There have been over 50 million abortions performed in the United States in the 39 years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on Jan 22, 1973. The rate of abortion continues at about 1.2 million per year. One in every five babies is aborted.
This destruction of human life dwarfs the six million victims of Hitler’s “final solution.” If 50 million is hard to envision, try 3,500 per day, or 12 little lives terminated in the five minutes it will take you to read (and think about) this column.
Yet we as a nation condone it, either denying the obvious biological fact that it is a human life, or worse yet, knowing that it is life and not caring. “Choice” is the dogma of the abortion advocates.
Nationwide, abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood and countless other providers. Taxpayer money is used to fund the activities of these organizations, most notably Planned Parenthood.
Some progress is being made at the state levels, where laws to require parental consent, ultrasounds, and other reasonable restrictions are being enacted. In Texas $64 million in taxpayer funds was stripped away from Planned Parenthood, resulting in the closing of 12 Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. Also, a landmark bill was passed to require that a sonogram be performed and offered for viewing to the mother before an abortion can take place.
But the fight for life continues.
2011 has seen major victories for Life, but there is still much work to be done to ensure the protection of the unborn. Let us resolve to continue our peaceful work into 2012 to change hearts for Life.