The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Abortion: the Global Impact

Those of us who are active in the pro-life movement are used to talking about the number of abortions performed in the United States, a figure that varies between 1.2 and 1.6 annually. But these numbers, outrageously high as they are, become almost insignificant when compared to the worldwide figures. The Guttmacher Institute has released a new report claiming that 41.3 million abortions were performed throughout the world in 2003. This was down from 45.5 million in 1995. The Guttmacher Institute is a pro-abortion organization named after the president of Planned Parenthood, so it can hardly be accused of inflating the figures.

These numbers are almost mind-boggling: over 40 million innocents murdered every year. That's equivalent to killing the entire population of the United States in just eight years. It took Hitler and his Nazis that long to kill 6 million Jews. We have become such efficient killers.

What have we done and what will become of us?

Pray for life and peace...

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