Sunday, January 20, 2008

35 Years Later..........

It's really hard to believe that 35 years have passed since the United States Supreme Court ruled that women could take the life of their child at any stage of pregnancy. I really can't think of a greater sin a country could commit than to take the lives of innocent unborn children.

Does anyone remember a few key words in the Declaration of Independence?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

There are certain truths that are self-evident. First, that all men are created equal ('created', hmm...would that not mean that there is a Creator?). Second, men are endowed by their Creator (there's that Word again) with certain unalienable rights. Those rights include, but are not limited to, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Life, it's the first right. It's really hard to be guaranteed that right as you're being ripped limb from limb from your living quarters.

Here are some abortion facts courtesy of Rotten America:

Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,700

Who's having abortions (age)? 52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%.

Who's having abortions (race)? While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well below that of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.

Who's having abortions (marital status)? 64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women; Married women account for 18.4% of all abortions and divorced women obtain 9.4%.

Who's having abortions (religion)? Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Catholic women account for 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as "Born-again/Evangelical".

Who's having abortions (income)? Women with family incomes less than $15,000 obtain 28.7% of all abortions; Women with family incomes between $15,000 and $29,999 obtain 19.5%; Women with family incomes between $30,000 and $59,999 obtain 38.0%; Women with family incomes over $60,000 obtain 13.8%.

Why women have abortions 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).

At what gestational ages are abortions performed: 52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy, 25% happen between the 9th & 10th week, 12% happen between the 11th and 12th week, 6% happen between the 13th & 15th week, 4% happen between the 16th & 20th week, and 1% of all abortions (16,450/yr.) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy.

Likelihood of abortion: An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.

Abortion coverage: 48% of all abortion facilities provide services after the 12th week of pregnancy. 9 in 10 managed care plans routinely cover abortion or provide limited coverage. About 14% of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds, virtually all of which are state funds. 16 states (CA, CT, HI, ED, IL, MA , MD, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) pay for abortions for some poor women.

In the last 35 years we have lost 47,267,500 babies to abortion.

God have mercy on all of us for allowing this. Yes, allowing it.


pastorbrianculver said...

while living in Arizona they had the mobile human show (something like that), inside of it they had dead people, all naked, with their skin decaying in different levels. They showed men and women and even kids. It was interesting and disturbing at the same time. In one room, they showed babies at different points of development in the womb. It was amazing how at just a handful of weeks, you could tell it was a baby, a real human being. It was sad to think that people could have no second thoughts about killing them. You just know that Jesus has to be heartbroken over these little ones. I know that God has prepared a place for them, but it is still wrong on the human level. thanks for the post.

Planesmithy said...

This is such a disturbing reality in modern times. You're absolutely right. I pray God have mercy on us for allowing abortion as it is today.