America is missing at least 55 million people--that's the estimated number of abortions performed in the United States since this historic Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions were handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973.
Fifty-five million. That's almost 20 percent of today's population. Talk about genocide.
But for the extremists in Planned Parenthood, Illinois Personal PAC, ACLU and other absolutist outfits that support the idea that an unborn child can be killed for any reason, (an idea made real by the combined Roe and Doe decisions) those 55 million aren't people. They're not even mourned for the loss of potential life.
Yes, some of them tragically gave up their lives because their existence threatened their mother's life. (The health of the mother is cited as the most important reason for having an abortion for only 4 percent of all abortions.) Yes, some abortions were performed because the child is a "product" of rape or incest. (Rape and incest combined amounts to less than 0.5 percent of the top reason for having an abortion. Yes, the possibility that the child would develop health problems if allowed to be born is another reason. (That's the top reason in just 3 percent of the cases.)
Being too young to have a child, not being able to afford a child, relationship problems, getting forced to have one by a spouse or boyfriend--those all are reasons enough for many to have an abortion. And those are serious concerns. And difficult choices.
But millions and millions more are for matters of convenience or simply a choice of lifestyle. That number is hard to estimate, but if its only, say, 10 percent of all abortions, then 5 million Americans have given their lives for the convenience or lifestyle choice of someone else.
That apparently doesn't bother a whole bunch of Americans. Children in utero or even a "potential human beings" have no meaning to them. They won't be missed. They'd have nothing of value to contribute to the community or nation. We'd be better off because the planet already is too crowded or they'd be a "drain on society." So, get rid of them.
I'll be accused--again--of being heartless, of not caring about a woman who is forced to make a difficult choice. I'll be told that if I don't want an abortion then I should not get one.
As if there is no one else involved in this matter of pure "choice." Making the millions and millions of problems (not persons, mind you) disappear, as if they were never people who ever existed? Now, that's heartless.
If you have a heart, you might want to march with the thousands in witness of the lives that were never allowed. Here are the details:
March For Life Chicago: Pro-Life Advocates Gather in Loop Sunday
Proclaiming Sanctity of Human Life and Marking Roe v. Wade Anniversary
WHAT: 9th annual March for Life Chicago, including rallies at the start and culmination
WHEN: Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. Central
WHO: Pro-life groups and individuals from throughout Chicagoland, and Midwest
WHERE: Assembling at Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Chicago, MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/Zu1lI,
marching to James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/zpzQC
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.MarchForLifeChicago.com
Speakers including Francis Cardinal George and Congressman Dan Lipinski, along with WLS personality Dan Proft and Relevant Radio’s Sheila Liaugminas who will emcee the rallies at the March start and culmination.
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