Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Day In History, We Should Not Celebrate

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade (1973) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that paved the way for millions of unborn children to be murdered.  The genocide against the unborn is stain on this nation's remarkable and storied history.  Because of this heinous decision by the U.S Supreme Court, abortion has become a landmark business, and one that should not be promoted. 

Some startling facts and unfortunate milestones since the Roe v Wade decision, according to the National Right to Life Commission:

  • There have been over 50 million abortions since 1973.
  • The annual number of abortions went from 744,600 in the first year of legalization, to a high of over 1.6 million in 1990. In 2003, there were 1,287,000.
  • There were over 3,500 abortions per day in 2003, 146 per hour, about one every 25 seconds.
  • For every 1,000 live births, there were 312 abortions in 2003.
  • There were more that 148,000 second and third trimester abortions in 2003.
  • In 2003, more children died from abortion than Americans died in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars combined.
  • A 2004 survey of women seeking abortions indicated that only about 7% of women cited typical “hard cases” (rape, incest, or some health concern with either the baby or the mother) as the primary reason they were seeking abortion.
  • An April 2004 Zogby Poll found that 56% of respondents support legal abortion in only three or fewer circumstances: when the pregnancy results from rape or incest, or when it threatens the life of the mother.
  • At an average cost of $372, the abortion business is a $400 million a year industry.
  • Nearly half of all abortions are obtained by women who have already had at least one abortion.

Pro-Life Legislation Under Way

The 112th Congress, newly sworn-in and changed hands from the Democrats to the Republicans have made a commitment to defending the rights of the unborn.  They have already been hard and work and some key legislation is underway right now:

  • No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3), which would make those policies part of permanent federal law rather than requiring them to be inserted into funding legislation every year. 
  • The Protect Life Act (H.R. 358), which would apply long-standing federal policies on funding and conscience rights related to abortion to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 361), which would ban governmental discrimination against obstetrics/gynecology residency programs that do not provide abortion training and allow health care providers to sue a discriminating entity.
  • Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 6570), which would protect the rights of insurance issuers, providers and purchasers to negotiate a health plan under the new reform law that would exclude items that are against their moral and/or religious convictions, even in the face of the new federal "mandated benefits" provisions.
We should support Congress and ask our local Representatives and Senators to ensure these bills are passed. We owe this to the unborn children who we hope will be part of America's long and storied history. 

1 comment:

  1. Abortion is a great shame. It is a moral stain upon a great nation. Blackmun was no justice. He is as evil as the great tyrannts of history. His crime against humanity is ours as a people because we tolerated it just like slavery. Thank you for your post.