Forty years ago today, the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was rendered from our Supreme Court in 1973. Since that time nearly 55 million babies have been aborted. Yep, 55 million lives have been sacrificed to some contorted “constitutional” right to “choice” and a perverted concept of liberty. So much for equal protection under the law for all humans.
55 million is a number so vast that it is hard for the human mind to even fathom the immensity of it. It is far easier to ignore those lives killed as some large abstract number. It is less distressing to our consciences that way. Indeed we decry the deaths of 20 children killed by a sick gunman in Connecticut, and rightfully so, but we don’t even stop to think about the tens of millions of innocent lives that were intentionally snuffed out with nary an eyebrow raised by most people. What is wrong with us, America?
And to make this gruesome and evil stain on America’s soul even blacker, I noticed that it was a banner year for Planned Parenthood in the number of abortions they performed in 2012 (333,964 human lives, not counting the occasional dead mother) and in tax payer funded subsidies ($545 million dollars, which constitutes 45% of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.) It would seem that America’s largest single abortion provider made a real killing this year, both literally and figuratively.
This organization, which is the darling of many progressives to include our President, has the primary purpose of providing for the killing of our unborn children. They claim to provide contraception and various other health screenings, but the real bread and butter of their revenue comes in providing abortions. And they are good at it, as they accounted for roughly a third of all abortions in the nation last year.
And since promiscuous and irresponsible sex will ultimately help Planned Parenthood’s bottom line via more future abortions, this “service organization” is only too happy to promote such things as sadomasochism as “fun” and “adventure”. Further, on PP’s Facebook page “Info for Teens” they have posted this video that encourages our youth to embrace the term “slut”. Yes, this is a proud organization to which We The People have funneled billions of tax payer dollars, all in the name of protecting a woman’s “right to choose”.
Abortion in America was predicated on lies from the very beginning. Indeed the claim that the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was raped and impregnated was a lie. Roe (Norma McCorvey who is now pro-life and a devout Catholic) was not raped, but the case was built on that lie anyway. On “Roe’s” companion case of “Doe v. Bolton”, which took the Roe’s decision to allow abortion until the time of viability and extended it for all nine months of pregnancy, was also based on a lie.
Sadly the abortion advocates continue with the lies constantly to this day; after all, death is good business. The lies told are many and despicable: the unborn are not really human beings. Abortion is perfectly safe for women. Women were dying at the rate of 10,000 a year from “back alley” abortions before the Roe v. Wade decision. The abortion clinics are “beautiful, immaculate, clean”. And perhaps most damning, Planned Parenthood is all about providing women’s health services and screenings, and not really about performing many abortions. All of these are absolute inarguable lies.
Jesus told us that Satan is the “father of lies” and “a murderer from the beginning.” (John 8:44) And yet we ignore the evil that we do or allow to be done in our names. Thomas Jefferson once said, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever”, and while he said this in reference to slavery, I think that President Jefferson’s fear is equally justified when placed in the context of abortion in America today.
Ironically my youngest daughter was born on this day 21 years ago today. I want to wish her a very happy birthday filled with joy and love. I cannot imagine how lacking and sad my life would have been had my wife and I not “chosen” life for her. I love you honey! I only wish that those 55 million other children that were killed over the last forty years also had a chance to experience birthdays.