Tomorrow, it will be thirty seven years since the Roe vs. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. this decision is still the source of much discussion, protest, and disgust. In those 37 years, approximately 50 million innocent and helpless children have been eliminated (murdered) from society by that misguided decision.
Fully, one third of the Roe vs. Wade generation has been eliminated. Think about that, ONE THIRD of an entire generation. Most of us say the words “fifty million” and it means little. However, when you put it in a more visual concept, the numbers are much more disheartening. Take the new Yankee Stadium in New York City as an example. “BallParks.com” notes that the capacity of that stadium is 51,800. That’s a lot of people to be sure, but when you divide 51,800 into 50 million (abortions), it comes out to over 965 times more people than the new Yankee Stadium can hold. That’s gives you a better idea of the number of babies aborted in this country alone.
Another consideration is to compare the abortion numbers with the entire U.S. population. Currently, the population of the U.S. is just over 300 million according to the Census Bureau. Divide that number by 50 million and you see that the abortions in the U.S. total one sixth of the current population since 1973.
In a press release, the Liberty Counsel says that “Minorities have also been hit hard by abortion. African-Americans account for about 12 percent of the population, but 37 percent of the 1.3 million abortions each year. Latinos make up about 15 percent of the population, yet account for about 22 percent of the annual number of abortions.
In all the wars in American history combined, from the Revolution to the War on Terror, we have lost approximately 910,000 people. However, in 37 years we have lost about 50 million children to abortion. We lose more children to abortion each day than we lost in all the tragedies on September 11, 2001. About 98 percent of abortions are done for convenience unrelated to health. Less than 2 percent of abortions are done for serious health reasons, rape or incest.
The youth of our nation under the age of 35 are more pro-life than any other generation. A majority of all Americans oppose abortion. Last Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, about 15,000 people, mostly youth, gathered in Houston, Texas to protest Planned Parenthood’s 78,000 square-foot abortion facility scheduled to open in April in the midst of a minority community comprised of Hispanics and African-Americans. One of the youth held a sign saying, “We survived Roe. Roe will not survive us.””
We must continue to fight for the lives and the rights of the unborn.