“When headlines say a hundred thousand people are killed, whether in battle, by earthquake, flood, or atom bomb, the human mind refuses to react to mathematics.” (Lewis Gannett, New York Herald Tribune, 1946)
Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s both Bill and Hillary Clinton were quoted as saying abortion “should be safe, legal and rare”. By the 2016 presidential elections, the word “rare” was dropped from the Democratic machine’s talking points. Abortion activists such as Lauren Rankin have been critical of Democrats using the word “rare” as she believes it stigmatizes abortion as a bad thing. From where the baby lies, Lauren, it IS a bad thing.
There have been over 60,000,000 abortions in the U.S. since Roe v Wade in 1973. If there were 60,000,000 red diamonds would it still be a rare stone?
The statistics of this “rare” procedure are available from a myriad of sources. Abortion by gender, abortion by state, abortion by facility, abortion by gestational period. But all that data does not give us what we need to humanize these 60,000,000 lives that were aborted from sea-to-shining-sea.
In the book, Fall and Rise The Story of 9/11, the author, Mitchell Zuckoff looks back on the tragedy of 9/11 through the eyes of family members and friends of the almost 3,000 people that were killed. We have intimate stories of what people did the weekend prior to the tragedy that would befall them, what people said on the phone to their loved ones as they waited for help that could not come, the brutal job of identifying even the smallest piece of a human life so a spouse, parent or child could have something to memorialize. The 3,000 became more than a number. We had faces, names and stories to associate with them, thereby personalizing a statistic.
We do not have even the slightest bit of information or a tiny bit of remains from these 60,000,000 sacrifices. The vacuum aspiration machine (or forceps and curette) quickly and efficiently does its job. The Biohazardous Waste Disposal truck handles the rest. And our newly crowned celebrity couple of Biden/Harris are not only fine with how that all works, but celebrate it as a right. No fuss, no muss, no human-interest stories. Nothing and no one to see here. Move along.
Whenever we have an opportunity to publicly voice our concerns for the abortion of all the generations of boys and girls past, present, and sadly, future, let us try to refer to their lives as we would our own family members. Examples: March for Our Unborn Children. Right to Her Life or Right to His Life. Their Lives Should Count. Stop Aborting Children. Unborn Boys and Girls. Choose Life for Me. Defend life for All Boys and Girls. Her Life matters. His life matters. Their lives matter.
No one wants to go through life being invisible so let us ensure these small but very valuable and most vulnerable sisters and brothers of ours are acknowledged as best we can. Let us start making it personal, because it is.
Pregnancy & Assistance Resources:
Community Women’s Center of America: 215-826-8090
A Baby’s Breath: 484 571-5540
Post Abortive Assistance:
Rachel’s Vineyard: 877-467-3463