Friday was the 37th anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Roe v. Wade. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court (dominated by justices who had been nominated by Republicans) handed down a decision which basically legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide. Since that decision, more than 50 million babies have been murdered in abortion mills across America. However, if recent polls can be believed, there may be signs that America is finally starting to wake up and realize that what we are doing is incredibly wrong.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2007 and 2008 pro-abortion Americans significantly outnumbered pro-life Americans by a margin of 54 percent to 40 percent. But 2009 was a different story. Polling done by the Pew Research Center in 2009 revealed that now only 47 percent of Americans support abortion while 44 percent of Americans are pro-life.
A change from a 14 percent gap to a 3 percent gap is very significant.
But is it too late?
The Gallup polling organization also found a move towards the pro-life position in 2009.
A May 2009 survey by Gallup found that 51 percent of Americans stand for the sanctity of human life while only 42 percent consider themselves to be pro-abortion.
This is a huge change from 1995 when only 33 percent of Americans considered themselves to be pro-life.
So is this progress?
Operation Rescue President Troy Newman thinks so….
“The pro-life movement has made significant strides exposing and closing abortion clinics and shifting public opinion toward the pro-life position.”
Last month Operation Rescue revealed that just 713 abortion mills are open in the U.S. today compared to approximately 2,200 that were open in 1991.
That is great news, but the reality is that some of the abortion clinics are just getting bigger.
For example, an abortion “supercenter” – the biggest abortion clinic in the United States – is scheduled to open in Houston this upcoming March.
Many believe that if we could just vote out Obama and the Democrats that we would be able to stop abortion in this nation. But as history has shown, unfortunately it is just not that simple. The truth is that we gave the Republicans control of the entire U.S. government for years and they essentially did nothing to stop the abortion holocaust. Former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin did a great job of describing this sad truth in his recent article about abortion….
Consider still: the “pro-life” Republican Party controlled the entire federal government from the election of 2000 to the election of 2006: six long years of GOP domination of both houses of Congress, the White House, and the US Supreme Court. And in all that time not one single unborn baby’s life was saved. NOT ONE!
And, yet, each year, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) would introduce the Sanctity of Life bill. And each year, the bill would sit in the document room of the Capitol Building and gather dust. What would Rep. Paul’s bill do? Two things: (1) It would define unborn babies as persons under the law. (2) Under the authority of Article. III. Section. 2. of the US Constitution, it would remove abortion from the jurisdiction of the court. Had the “pro-life” Republican congress passed Dr. Paul’s bill, and the “pro-life” President, G. W. Bush, signed it into law, Roe v. Wade would have been effectively overturned.
So, why didn’t President Bush trumpet the bill? Where was the Republican leader in the Senate? Where was the Republican Speaker of the House? Where was Orrin Hatch? Where was John McCain? Where was Lindsey Graham? Where was Glenn Beck? Where was Rush Limbaugh? Where was Newt Gingrich? Where was Sean Hannity? Where was the National Right to Life Committee? Where were the tens of thousands of “pro-life” pastors and Christians?
The truth is that we need to elect a whole different kind of Republicans.
We must require that all Republican candidates pledge to actively work every single year to pass legislation that would outlaw abortion-on-demand in the United States.
Republican candidates are famous for making promises and then not doing anything once they get into office.
We need to let them know that if they do not actively work to end the abortion holocaust that we will vote them out of office and put in another Republican.
The truth is that ending abortion needs to become our number one political priority.
Over the past 37 years we have been living a national nightmare.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood (who was also greatly admired by Hitler) said the following all the way back in 1922:
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
The philosophy of the founder of Planned Parenthood is being carried out in virtually every city in the United States in 2010.
Honestly, it is inconceivable how anyone could be in favor of killing over a million babies a year in the United States.
Do you know what they do during an abortion?
One particularly gruesome form of abortion is known as a “partial birth” abortion. The following are the five steps of a partial birth abortion….
1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s legs with forceps.
2) The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
3) The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.
4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.
How incredibly sick is that?
But now U.S. health insurance companies are increasingly willing to cover the cost of abortions and are viewing them as a way to dramatially cut costs.
Because as one top local Planned Parenthood official recently admitted, abortions are far, far cheaper than live births.
In an article on the website of Forbes magazine, Baltimore Planned Parenthood CEO John Nugent said that a first trimester abortion costs somewhere in the neighborhood of “$300 to $450″ and that this is much cheaper than the alternatives.
According to the article in Forbes, the difference in cost between an abortion and a live birth can be massive….
“Health Care Blue Book confirms the price difference. An abortion performed in an physician’s office typically costs $397. A vaginal delivery costs $5,992, while a c-section is $8,558.”
This is what human life has come down to in America today – a cost/benefit analysis.
The truth is that health insurance companies have a massive incentive to offer and promote abortion services.
After all, why should they pay out $6000 when they can only pay out only $400 instead?
Well, other than the fact that the $400 payment is for a murder.
But the truth is that U.S. tax dollars are being used to promote abortions, sterilizations and eugenics policies all over the globe.
Many major organizations affiliated with the United Nations actually celebrate abortions and anything else that serves to reduce the human population. For these radical “environmentalists”, human life is a virus that is destroying the earth and they actually believe that our “herd” needs to be “culled” for the good of “Mother Earth”.
But the truth is that all we are doing is sacrificing our children to “gods” named “greed” and “convenience” and “sexual promiscuity” and “selfishness”.
In fact, as you reflect on the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, please take a moment to meditate on the following portion of Scripture….
“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters… and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.” (See Psalm 106:37-43)