Since the watershed Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973, which for all intents and purposes legalized abortion, more than 49 million babies have been killed in America, and about 4,000 more are aborted each day.
During the Holocaust, which is widely accepted as the most heinous violation of human rights in recent history (and perhaps ever), six million European Jews were slaughtered. Why the dissonance in the minds of the American government and citizenry?
One of the many strikingly sad/outrageous issues concerning abortion is that it is such a racially-charged issue. While we celebrated the inauguration of our first black president, and rightly so, it is appalling to me that the president’s pro-abortion stance directly affects African Americans, and nobody seems to care. African Americans make up 13 percent of the American population, yet 36 percent of all abortions (1,452 of the 4,000 daily) are by black women. Further, the abortion ratio for black women (467 per 1,000 live births) is 2.9 times the ratio for white women (158 per 1,000). Since the legalization of abortion, the African American population has stagnated or declined. [main source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
I applaud catholicvote.org for recently starting an ad campaign on the BET network about life, hope, and potential in the life of President Obama, which has not been possible for the nearly 50 million babies killed since 1973. You can see the 41-second “pro-life” video below. Further, John Piper has laid out 15 helpful points to consider.
There is truly so much corruption, pain, and suffering throughout the world today – so much that I can’t comprehend it or put it into words while I live an easy life in the U.S. Yet it grieves me that so many people are content to sit back their laurels while our future generations are being sacrificed at the altar of the god of personal choice. Plus, the excruciating emotional turmoil that the women who undergo abortions inevitably go through breaks my heart.
Sovereign Lord, do a great work in this country and in the hearts of its people to see the depraved, barbaric, despicable acts they are doing on our most helpless fellow human beings. Only You can bring about this radical change.