Thursday, January 24, 2008

Roe v. Wade Numbers

The Consequences of Roe v. Wade
Total Abortions since 1973

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= the elimination of the 8 states below
(as an illustration)

In the early 90's, as a new believer, one of the first Pro-Life books that I read was by Chuck Swindoll called, The Sanctity of Life: The Inescapable Issue [read it here]. Swindoll said, "Because I am a military veteran, for years I have been especially interested in Americans who were killed in combat. The number of American war casualties is a gripping reality, for sure. But when compared to the number of unborn children who have been killed since abortion was legalized, the contrast is shocking." Then he compares the numbers. The following is much like the one found in his book:

Revolutionary War (1775-1783) 4,435
War of 1812 (1812-1815) 2,260
Mexican War (1846-1848) 13,283
Civil War (1861-1865) 623,026
Spanish-American War (1898) 2,446
World War I (1917-1918) 116,708
World War II (1941-1945) 407,316
Korean War (1950-1953) 36,914
Vietnam War (1964-1973) 58,169
Persian Gulf War (1991) 269
Afghanistan (2002-2007) 350+
Iraq (2003-2007) 4,000+
TOTALS 52 years+ 1,269,195
Abortion totals 35 years + 48,000,000
Swindoll goes on to state, "This is no minor skirmish that is happening. This is war. And the pathetic tragedy of it all is that those who are being killed can neither represent themselves before a court of law nor defend themselves from sure death. Lives are being taken brutally, tragically, and thoughtlessly. It has come to the place where, more often than not, abortion is little more than a convenient method of contraception."