Saturday, December 03, 2005

945,000,000

I've been doing research for my health paper, and I came upon some statistics. The number above? That's the estimate of how many babies have been killed by abortion since 1920.

By the end of 2006 there will be well over one billion.

Think about it. That's an average of 1 out of every 6 babies.

What's happening? All I can say is Lord have Mercy on us.

27 comments:

John Hall said...

Well, we have murdered 45,951,133 children since 1973. That is roughly 1/3 of an entire generation in this country.

The administration wonders why we are unable to match the number of retiring social security beneficiaries to people in the workforce. in 1950 the ratio of workers to beneficiaries was 18 to 3. Now it is 3 to 1, and in 2050 it will be 1/2 to 1. How did this happen?

Your guess is as good as mine...

Anonymous said...

Those numbers are scary!

Anonymous said...

sorry, anonymous there was Bernadette

Michael Humphrey said...

First of all, yeah that's bad. Nasty number. But let's remember that abortion didn't just start back with Roe vs. Wade. Technically, abortion's been going on since the ancient greek's time. Seriously, couples would kill their babies if they weren't what they wanted. What about the holy innocents?

How did this happen? Well, it's been happening for a long time. We just have more technology now and can do it before the delivery. This isn't anything completely new.

Also (yes this is a long comment)(sorry)
the numbers can be intimitading and it's easy to go OH MY GOSH! But think of all the babies that are born everyday. There is always more good than evil. It's just easy to see the evil dominate the good.
And it is not the babies that we should pity, for they are being taken care of by God. It is the mothers, fathers, grandparents, and doctors who are included it this.

seacb said...

Thanks for the comment, Michael. I appreciate the other view.

I'm very aware of the fact of infantacide; it's been around since the beginning of time, really. There are several passages in the Bible that condemn it.

I know we should always look at the good over the evil, but I just feel like these kids been ignored for a while. Everyone makes such a big deal about the Holocaust and all of those genocides (Rowanda, etc), but in reality, the biggest and worst genocide is going on right now, all over the world, and for the most part, it is legal.

Thanks again, and if you don't mind, I'd like to quote you in my paper.

God Bless

John Hall said...

I really appreciate the optimism as well. However you must understand that the part that disturbs me the most about all of this is not simply that abortions take place, but rather that it has become a perfectly acceptable social norm because a court drew a "right to privacy" out of constitution.

The fact that abortions are even performed is terrible enough, but as you pointed out, there's nothing we can really do about that per se. The fact that it is perfectly acceptable in our society, on the other hand, is absolutely horrifying. So when I ask how this happened I don't mean abortion per se, I mean how did it become OK?

From the optimistic point of view though, it stops with our generation. We grew up with this and we're not going to take it anymore. We're going to start a revolution in this country because if we don't, well...

Sporticus said...

Amen, John Hall. Who are you? haha
yeah, I wasn't trying to make light of the situation, you are right about the horrifying part of it being accepted in our society. It should stop in our generation. Somehow I can feel that. Kids our age have grown up with abortion being debated politically and religiously, we've grown up during the reign of one heck of a pope, and are watching another begin. The atmosphere that we've grown in, may contribute to the end of this. Prayer! That's our strongest weapon. Our moab.... (Mother of All Bombs) using army lingo. haha!

Sporticus said...

Anyone who thinks michael humphrey and dragonlord are different is wrong. I just forgot to use my username earlier. I am also known as "dragonlord".
Peace!

riskitall said...

I agree with you all... this needs to stop NOW! Here. In our time. We can't put it off saying, "This is too big for us," or, "Let someone else deal with it." Nothing will ever get done if we don't start it.
I really love what Michael said. We MUST start with the good. If anything is going to be done about this, we need to focus on the beauty of the lives that are starting all around us. It's what we can draw strength from to fight this.

~Don't you know, we're talking about a revolution? It sounds, like a whisper... and finally the tables are starting to turn, talkin' 'bout a revolution... ~

John Hall said...

Who am I? Well I'm home schooled using the Kolbe curriculum, I live in Florida, and I'll be finding out in the next week or two whether or not I'll be joining Sarah in the Freshman class at TAC next fall. You must be the legendary percussionist I've heard so much about. Much pleased to meet you!


Well JPII was very optimistic about the youth, and I can really see why. Who was it that flocked to Rome in the millions for his funeral and the election of Benedict XVI? The young people. If that is what's happening in "Generation X", who are still a bit older than we are, can you imagine the uprising that we're going to cause? Besides prayer, the most powerful thing we can do for social reform is to have families of our own and teach our own children in the truth. If we can do that, the revolution will be unstoppable.

"You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world You say you'll change the constitution
Well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead"

hehe, not sure how appropriate THAT is, but I guess it fits my purposes lol.

seacb said...

Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad I was able to spark some sort of discussion on my humble blog.

I'd like to direct everyone to a speech given by Mother Teresa at a national prayer breakfast at the White House almost 12 years ago. While you read it, note that it was during Clinton's presidency.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/brochures/mtspeech.html

John Hall said...

Ah, I've watched that speech a number of times on EWTN since its occurrence; still very powerful.


[b]I was surprised in the West to see so many young boys and girls given to drugs. And I tried to find out why. Why is it like that, when those in the West have so many more things than those in the East? And the answer was: "Because there is no one in the family to receive them." Our children depend on us for everything - their health, their nutrition, their security, their coming to know and love God. For all of this, they look to us with trust, hope and expectation. But often father and mother are so busy they have no time for their children, or perhaps they are not even married or have given up on their marriage. So the children go to the streets and get involved in drugs or other things. We are talking of love of the child which is where love and peace must begin. These are the things that break peace.[/b]

The family is the answer, this was championed by both her and every pope since Paul VI.

So let's do something about so we can really become "a burning light of justice and peace in the world."

Paz de Cristo, ~J

Sporticus said...

Cool! I'm Kolbe too. I love the curriculum! Yep I'm the percussionist. Legendary? Not yet. haha

I'll have to check that speech out.

Peace!

John Hall said...

Woah, I think you're the first Kolbe person I've met! Are you a Junior or a Senior? Sophmore year was definitly the hardest, but they TOTALLY let you coast in Senior year, it's awesome.

Hey, here's my email if you wanna not clog up Sarah's blog ;-)

jwh88amdg@hotmail.com

Sporticus said...

I'm a junior. Yeah, sophomore year was hard. I liked Livy though. Junior's going well. Papers are the hardest thing to get done.
Cool, yeah, your the first Kolbe person I've met. Sweet.
my email's
zildjianwolf89@yahoo.com

Peace!

Sporticus said...

Sorry, made an error on "your".
*you're

riskitall said...

Well how sweet... Sarah, you have people already getting to know eachother. Great job! Lol!

And if anyone cares, I'm Mother of Divine Grace. Woohoo!!!!!!

Sporticus said...

Kolbe Rocks!
It kicks modg's you-know-what.
lol
j/k.....sorta

seacb said...

MODG rocks and Kolbe rocks. They all rock because HOMESCHOOLING ROCKS!!!

Am I biased? Maybe...

And I'm also glad that we're all becoming friends. Though it's ironic, in a way...

John Hall said...

So I guess you're reading St. Gregory of Tours and the Lives of Charlemagne? The second semester of Junior year is pretty sweet; you get to read my main man, J.J. Rousseau's social discourses and Machiavelli's 'The Prince' awesome stuff. They're totally prepping you for the Senior year stuff with that.

Sophmore year is incredible at Kolbe if you're willing to work your butt off to read all of that stuff. Oh Dante's in Junior year right? It all blends together, I can't remember when I read what.... but Dante...wow... just..wow...

Ah riskitall... you must be Sarah's beloved younger sister, Virginia she lauds so frequently. Pleased to meet you as well!

John Hall said...

Care to elaborate on the irony Sarah?

Sporticus said...

Yeah, I finished Gregory of Tours about three weeks ago and yesterday finished Einard and Notker's Lives of Charlemagne. I loved both of them. You gotta love the Song of Roland. Frequent battle scenes (oh yeah). Yeah the Divine Comedy was good, I am looking forward to reading Machiavelli and Rousseau.
It's unbelievable how Kolbe prepares you for college.

Yeah, what's the irony, Sarah?
haha....something you're not telling us?
Peace, everyone!
-Michael

Sporticus said...

sorry, it's Einhard, I never get his name right.

John Hall said...

LOL, I have to wonder how exactly he got "The Stammerer" tagged on the end of his name. Sounds like some kind of blues artist...

seacb said...

I'd think you guys would be able to figure out the irony for yourselves, but really I was just thinking out loud.

Michael, I can't believe you didn't know who Scott Stapp is.... geez....

And though I know I'm out of the "Kolbe" loop already, I still want to add that MODG preps you for college just as well. That's the whole point of homeschooling: a better education.

I need to get another post up, don't I?

riskitall said...

Well, it's a genuine plesure to make your aquaintance Mr. Hall.

I think we need to start putting our comments on the new post 'cause I'm getting tired of scrolling through all you guys' comments on this post. Jk.

John Hall said...

So that's how we get you to post more frequently; by flooding your posts with comments. ;-)