A Presidential Election – and Over Fifty Million Uncounted Absentee BallotsOur Broken World
As we approach the upcoming presidential election, many are arguing passionately regarding the voting process. We’re hearing constantly about in-person, mail-in, and absentee ballots. Supposedly, all the people on all sides want the same thing, to insure that every valid vote is counted. That motive is commendable.
Too bad it does not help over fifty million who have been never been allowed to vote at all. And, if they had been heard and counted, we know exactly the position that they would have supported! Actually, they have been denied something even more basic than the right to vote, and that is the right to life. That’s right. Over fifty million innocent, defenseless human lives have been slaughtered in this country, without any opportunity to dissent, and without sufficient representation.
This horrific reality relates especially to the Justices who sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court and to the President in office when there is a vacancy is to be filled. The President will nominate the next Justice, who will support either the protection of unborn human life or its destruction. And the commitment of President in office at the time will be a person who likewise supports either the protection of unborn human life or its destruction.
In other words, the President we elect – or re-elect – may potentially save future millions from death.
Let’s consider some facts.
Fact: the American people never voted to approve killing unborn babies. The truth is that virtually all Americans once accepted the sanctity of unborn human life.
Fact: the U.S. Congress (those elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate) never passed a law authorizing the killing of unborn babies.
Fact: the American people never voted to elect the people that made it legal to kill unborn babies.
Fact: the U.S. Supreme Court – composed of unelected Justices – made this decision. (This same unelected body would later redefine marriage and gender, without the voice of the American people or their elected representatives.)
Fact: there was no historic or Constitutional precedent that supported the extermination of millions of human lives. That is why it was previously illegal.
Fact: the Supreme Court legislated morality and determined the value of human life. They decided that unborn human life was not worth protecting.
Fact: abortion is currently legal, with very few exceptions, through the entire nine months of pregnancy.
Fact: even partial-birth abortion is legal. The very thought of it is revolting and chilling to the bone.
Fact: as President Ronald Reagan famously noted, “All the people in favor of abortion have already been born!”
Fact: abortion is so grotesque and repulsive that its horrors are not reported in the news media.
Fact: if this matter had been put up to a vote, and if the fifty-million-plus dead could have voted, abortion would have never been legalized.
Fact: the President – whom Americans DO elect – nominates each new Justice to the Supreme Court. If that President supports life, there is a greater likelihood that a new Justice will help reverse the direction and save the babies. If that President supports death, there is a greater likelihood that a new Justice will continue to support the taking of unborn human life.
Fact: each new Justice will serve for life, likely for decades after the nominating President is long gone.
Fact: the two major political parties were both once pro-life. Today they are on opposite sides. Their positions are a matter of public record. If you are unaware of their positions, you can easily check them out for yourself.
Fact: only the Supreme Court will be able to restore the right to life of the unborn.
Fact: only the President – pro-life or pro-abortion – will nominate future Justices who will influence the eventual outcome.
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Here are more facts, as noted by The Life Institute. https://thelifeinstitute.net/learning-centre/abortion-facts/issues/the-numbers#
- More than 1.5 BILLION babies have been aborted worldwide in the past 50 years.[i]
- An estimated 50 million abortions are carried out throughout the world every year.[ii]
- One in five pregnancies worldwide end in abortion.[iii]
- Approximately 90% of Down syndrome babies are aborted worldwide.[iv]
- 42% of all yearly deaths in the world are from abortion.[v]
- Every two seconds a baby is aborted – every time your heartbeats a baby dies. [vi]
- Baby girls are a particular target of abortion: at least 100 million girls have already been wiped out through gendercide – the deliberate targeting of baby girls for abortion.[vii]
- In 2011 the Wall Street Journal reported that 163 MILLION babies were aborted simply because they were girls. They called it “The war against girls.” [viiib]
- In 2009 there were almost 190,000 abortions in Britain. There were just over 400 babies adopted. It’s a shocking ratio of 475 abortions to every adoption. One MP has described the system as a ‘conveyor belt’ towards abortion.[viii]
- In the UK, 92% of Down Syndrome children and 90% of babies with spina bifida are aborted.[ix]
- Britain is the abortion capital of Europe, overtaking France, which previously had the highest abortion rate in all of Europe. [x]
- In Spain, nearly 95% of Down Syndrome children are aborted.[xi]
- In Germany and the UK, only one out of twenty mothers who are pregnant with a child who may have Down Syndrome, chooses to give birth to the baby.[xii]
- Studies show that at least 50 babies survive abortion every year in the UK. They are simply left to die.[xiii]
- Approximately 60 percent of girls under the age of 16 and 48 percent of girls under 18 who become pregnant, choose to end their pregnancies through abortion.[xiv]
- Abortion providers make more than £60 million an year from abortion in the UK alone.[xv]
- In Ireland, up to 53% of all income earned by abortion referral agencies such as the IFPA comes from the taxpayer.[xvi]
Over 50 million abortions have taken place in the US since 1973.[xvii]
- In the US, less than 1 percent of abortions occur because of rape or incest.[xviii]
- More African American babies have been killed by abortions since 1973 than the total number of African American deaths from AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer and heart disease combined. Approximate number of African American deaths since 1973:
- Abortion: 13+ Million
- Heart Disease: 2.26 Million
- Cancer: 1.64 Million
- Accidents: 307,723
- Violent Crimes: 306,313
- AIDS: 203,649 [xix]
- Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population in the US by over 25%.[xx]
- In the US, over 90% Down Syndrome babies are aborted.[xxi]
- The abortion industry in America each year in the U.S. brings in approximately $831 million through their abortion services alone.[xxii]
Abortion providers planned parenthood
- Planned Parenthood’s current ratio of abortions to adoption referrals is 340:1 In 2009 they performed 332,278 abortions, and made 977 adoption referrals. [xxiii]
- 97.6 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood are sold abortions while less than 2.4 percent of pregnant women received non-abortion services including adoption and prenatal care.[xxiv]
- The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist who created the Negro Project designed to weed out “inferior” people through segregation, sterilization and abortion. Her own publication stated that: “Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need” (page 102) and: “In my view we should act without delay, not only is it our task to prevent the multiplication of bad stocks, it is also to preserve the well-endowed stocks and to increase the birth-rate of the sound average population.” (page 104) amongst other unsavoury comments. [xxv]
- In the US, Black women are more than 4.8 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely.[xxvi]
- 78% of Planned Parenthood’s clinics are in minority communities.[xxvii]
- Planned Parenthood receives over $363 million annually in government grants (aka taxpayer funding).[xxviii]
[i] Mason, Colin, and Mosher, Stephen. Earth Day: Abortion has killed 1-2 billion worldwide in 50 years. Life Site News, 21 April 2011. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/0…
[ii] Guttmacher Institute, Facts on Induced Abortion Worldwide. Guttmacher Institute, February 2011. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs…
[iii] Sedgh G, Henshaw S, Singh S, Åhman E, Shah IH. Induced abortion: rates and trends worldwide. Lancet 2007; 370: 1338–45.
[iv] Mansfield, C, Hopfer, S, Marteau, TM. Termination rates after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter syndromes: a systematic literature review. Psychology and Genetics Research Group, September 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu…
[v] Alan Guttmacher Institute, World Health Organization, Causes of Death.
[vii] The Economist. Gendercide: The war on baby girls. The Economist, 4 March 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/…
[viii] Beckford, Martin. Abortion ‘conveyor belt’ denies couples opportunity to adopt. The Telegraph, 29 March 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/hea…
[viiib] The War against girls, The Wall Street Journal, 18 June 2001.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303657404576361691165631366.html?
[ix] Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. The National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register 2006. April 2008. http://www.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/…
[x] Doughty, Steve. Britain the abortion capital of Europe: Terminations for teenages leap by a third. The Daily Mail, 12 November 2009. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…
[xi] White, Hilary. 95% of Spanish Down’s syndrome children aborted after prenatal testing. Life Site News, 31 July 2008. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ne…
[xiii] Macrae, Fiona. 50 babies a year are alive after abortion. The Daily Mail, 28 November 2005. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…
[xiv] Ertelt, Stephen. British group saddened new figures show teen abortions up in Wales. Life News, 25 August 2010. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/0…
[xv] Beckford, Martin. Abortion ‘conveyor belt’ denies couples opportunity to adopt. The Telegraph, 29 March 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/hea…
[xvi] IFPA Directors Report and Financial Statements for 2009, Irish Family Planned Association Ltd., 31 December 2009.
[xvii] Alan Guttmacher Institute, based on yearly estimates
[xviii] Alan Guttmacher Institute, Facts on Induced Abortion in the U.S. 2010
[xix] Based on cumulative statistics provided by the US center for Disease Control. Accessed at: http://blackgenocide.org/?negr…
[xx] Based on cumulative statistics provided by the US Center for Disease Control and the 2010 US Census. Accessed at: http://ppabortsaa.org/media/Ab…
[xxi] Mansfield, C, Hopfer, S, Marteau, TM. Termination rates after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter syndromes: a systematic literature review. Psychology and Genetics Research Group, September 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu…
[xxii] Based on cumulative statistics reported on by Abort73. Accessed at: http://www.abort73.com/abortio…
[xxiii] Planned Parenthood. Fact Sheet. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., April 2011. http://www.plannedparenthood.o…
[xxiv] Ibid. PPFA, April 2011.
[xxv] Birth Control Review, April 1933
[xxvi] Guttmacher Institute. In Brief: Fact Sheet. The Guttmacher Institute, January 2011. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs…
[xxvii] Life Education and Resource Network, Montclair, New Jersey
[xxviii] Planned Parenthood. The Promise of Change: PPFA Annual Report 2008-2009. Planned Parenthood Federation of America. http://www.plannedparenthood.o…
Written by Cory Collins
Cory Collins is a Bible teacher and a minister of the gospel. He serves with Keller church of Christ in Keller, Texas. He and his wife, Tanya, have been married since 1977. They have two children and two grandchildren.