May we remember not only those who died so we can live free, but also those who died before they could live free.
Approximate American War Casualties in History: 1,319,729
Approximate Annual Abortions in America: 1,290,000
“When one person dies, it’s a tragedy, but when a million people die, it’s a statistic.” —Joseph Stalin
Stalin is responsible for 20 million deaths during his reign. Chairman Mao Zedong killed over 40 million when he led China in the Cultural Revolution. Genghis Khan in the early 13th century, eliminated 40 million.
Statistics. They don’t really move you. It’s hard to fathom that many deaths. Thousands of babies are aborted every day in the United States. Such figures are rarely considered news, let alone tragedy.
Even for those within the church it is difficult to comprehend the sheer magnitude of abortion in America today and, indeed, the world. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons our American culture hardly bats an eye when informed that over 55 million babies have need killed since abortion has been legal.
John Jefferson Davis wrote: “Abortion in America today is not just a mass of statistics or a massive social problem, but an intensely personal reality that profoundly affects the lives of countless individuals. . . . The debate is not a theoretical one, but is daily being played out in abortion clinics, intensive care units, and legislative halls across the nation.”
Before teaching my class, “Abortion is about God: Reframing a Moral Issue” I did nothing about the abortion epidemic. Perhaps you will sign up for my class that starts June 6 by going to www.hopechapel.org., hit “Growth Groups,” then click on “Education.” Only 7 have committed so far.