Abortion in America
The number of known abortions in America since 1973 is nearing 50 millionapproximately 50 times more than all Americans lost in all of our wars. That figure is staggering, if not incomprehensible, to the human mind. That figure constitutes essentially one-sixth of the present U.S. population. If we awoke in the morning to face the terrifying news that terrorists had detonated nuclear devices in major urban areas that resulted in the death of 50 million Americans, we would be shocked, panic-stricken, and heartsick. Or imagine a deadly virus released by
unconscionable terrorists that wiped out the populations of the following shaded states:
The combined population of the above shaded states is equivalent to the number of reported abortions in America since 1973.
Yet, Americans have tolerated the execution of that many of its childrenentire generations of young people who will never see the light of day. I wonder if one of those would have found the cure for cancer. What untold potential and productivity has been snuffed out by a calloused, cruel, self-centered people! At least the pagans of antiquity killed their children for religious purposes, thinking they were pleasing a higher authority. We do it mostly for convenienceto evade the consequences of the sexual anarchy that runs rampant across our civilization.
The ethical disharmony and moral confusion that reign in our society have escalated the activity of criminals who commit a variety of heinous crimesfrom murdering and maiming fellow-citizens on a daily basis. to raping women· and molesting children. Yet. a sizeable portion of society is against capital punishment. Many people feel that these wicked adults, who have engaged in heinous. destructive conduct, should not be executed (a viewpoint that flies directly in the face of what the Founders believed and what the Bible teaches [Romans 13:1-6; 1 Peter 2:13-14], since God wants evildoers in society to be punishedeven to the point of capital punishment). So we rarely execute guilty, hardened criminals. But we daily execute innocent human babies! How can one possibly accept this terrible disparity, the horrible scourge of abortion?
The latest polls verify our deteriorating morality. An ABC News/Washington Post Poll conducted in June of 2008 reveals that 53% of adult Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while a May 2008 Gallup poll found that 82% believe that abortion should be legal under any or certain circumstances, with only 17% maintaining that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances.
From Dave Miller, The Silencing of God, p.81; submitted by Jim Hunt