The National Center for Health Statistics showed that 4,317,119 babies were born in the U.S. in 2007. In the United States, about half of all pregnancies are unintended. Of all unintended pregnancies, 4 in 10 are aborted. There are approximately 1.21 million abortions in America each year. In 2011, the U.S. abortion rate was 16.9 abortions per every 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 the lowest it’s been since abortion was legalized in 1973. However, the reasons for the drop is not because moral conduct is improving, but rather because there are fewer over all pregnancies due to in part to better contraception. Secondly, the recent recession led many women and couples to want to avoid or delay pregnancy and childbearing.
There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe vs. Wade was decided back in 1973. When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to more than a million abortions performed in the United States every single year. The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined. Just consider, approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.
David tells us in Psalm 139:13-16: “Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb … I am fearfully and wonder-fully made . . . My frame was not hidden from thee . . . Thine eyes did see my unformed substance; And in your book they were all written, even the days that were ordained for me. When as yet there was none of them.” God told Jeremiah “before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I ordained you” (1:5). But an angel told Zacharias that Elizabeth would bear a son that would be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb (Luke 1:15). Now was the Holy Spirit to dwell in a lifeless being, or a living being? Verse 17 says “the babe leaped in the womb.” A lifeless being cannot leap. Matthew 1:18 declares that Mary was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was the child and he was alive. In Romans 9:11 Paul speaks of Jacob and Esau as the children being not yet born. Before birth, they were called “children.” As David reminds us: “It is He that made us and not we ourselves” (Psa. 100:3). For we are also his off-spring (Acts 17:28). Then we read the beautiful words of David in Psalm 127:3, “Lo children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” Yet in open rebellion against our God and Father, this great truth is denied.
In war, the medical corps save lives. In abortion, the medical profession kills lives. Aborted babies get no Purple Hearts, no Taps, no Memorial Day, not even a beggar’s funeral. They have been regulated to a mere statistic and justified by the desires of a sick and immoral society. If you are concerned about war, be more concerned about abortion. Wars have a cease fire, but legal abortion has been going on for 42 years with no definitive end in sight. Abortion is not a mere political issue, it’s a moral issue. In short, abortion is premeditated murder which in man’s judgment is a crime punishable by life in prison or death. In God’s judgment, abortion is a sin, and if left unrepentant it is punishable by hell fire. Aborted babies have no voice and no advocate except for the consciences of faithful Christians who plead for their lives each and every day. Be the voice of those who have no voice even as Jesus was your voice while you were yet a sinner (Rom 5:8).