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The Cost of Choice – Part 1

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As we approach the 2016 election the number of abortions since abortion was legalized in America through Roe v. Wade will hit 60 million. 60 million is a huge number and one that is almost too large for us to comprehend. I want to help you picture the number 60 million and put abortion practices into perspective. Without a picture, we will never be passionately motivated and moved to put a stop to this genocide.

60 million is 10 times the number of Jews killed by Hitler in the Holocaust during World War II.

60 million is 65 % of Generation Y the Millennial generation and 78 % of the Baby Boomer Generation. It is also 18 million more than the entire population of Generation X. When we put it into perspective one thing is clear abortion has truly created a “lost generation.”

60 million is equal to the entire population of our 87 largest cities from New York all the way down to cities the size of Winston-Salem, N.C.

60 million is 400 times as many people as died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the A-Bombs were dropped.

For those who don’t like comparing abortion to the A-Bomb let’s compare it to 9/11 where 3000 innocent lives were taken when terrorists struck America. 60 million abortions are equivalent to 20,000 9/11’s!

What if we compare it to the battle deaths suffered by our military during World War II, where we suffered 291,557 battle deaths in that war? The abortion toll is 200 times that number.

We have aborted 30% of our entire younger generation, Generation X, Y and Z yet we still have pro-abortion politicians who think 60 million abortions are not nearly enough. They regularly defend federal funding for abortion and insist on subsidizing Planned Parenthood to the tune of $550 million a year which is roughly $1600 for every abortion Planned Parenthood performs. In this presidential election, one of the questions that frequently comes up in regard to the two major candidates seeking the presidency is this: “Is this the best America has to choose from?” Let’s face it we have two options, crazy and crooked! But a question that is not being asked today is, “What if we have aborted the next great leader?” Choice always comes with a cost, demanding our rights can have a devastating impact on what is right. What if we are reaping the results of our rights? Let’s face it abortion is far more dangerous than going to war. One of the effects of abortion that our nation is dealing with today, yet few seem to be talking about, is the echo effect. There is a drastic decline in the number of young women in their child-bearing years, a direct consequence of 60 million abortions. The babies aborted 20 to 40 years ago are simply not around to give birth to a new generation. Right now that 20-40 age group are in their peak child-bearing years, but because of abortion 30 million of them, 36% have been lost. This has resulted in 1.4 million reduced births. If there had not been those abortions a generation ago, births in 2014 would have been 35% higher. The problem with aggressive population control measures is that they don’t just impact the immediate, they echo down through the centuries. They not only remove a massive chunk of one generation from being born, but they also eliminate future children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It results in a steady decline in new births, a trend that could last for years and one that can trigger a population death spiral. The Chinese government has shown it is alert to this problem by abruptly dropping its failed 1-child, forced abortion policy. But China’s new 2 children per family policy is too little too late and will not be enough to offset the huge population drop they will experience as their massive older population dies off. The vital factor China’s Communist planners ignored is the generational or “echo” effect of all those abortions. Why is no one talking about the effect 400 million missing people will have on the Chinese economy. It’s simple statistics when you abort 400 million people, they’re simply not going to be around to birth the next generation. China’s population will shrink and that deficit will echo down the centuries. That’s why it took Europe 250 years to recover from the 50 million people it lost during the famous Black Death in 1347.The bad news is that this is what is happening here, abortion is like the new Black Death. Just in the last 9 years, since 2007, U.S. birth rates have fallen by 1.7% a year. This is the first sign that we have started to feel the echo effect of those 60 million abortions. It will not be long before deaths in the US exceed births and America follows the same path as Europe, a declining population in a declining civilization. Unless, by some miracle, we reverse course we will be entering a new demographic free fall. The colossal mistake made by the U.S. Supreme Court is that they totally ignored the inevitable long-term consequences of Roe v. Wade. Swayed by the population control ideologues, they dismissed the founding fathers’ concern for “securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” They forgot that “posterity” has everything to do with the American future. America needs to recognize that without healthy families you will not have healthy communities, and without healthy communities, you will not have a healthy country. If the church is going to be a vital force in society then there must be a renewed focus on the family as the most important conduit for traditional Christian values from one generation to the next. But this population crisis is really a crisis within a crisis. The death of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia has left an opening on the bench and if a pro-life constitutional conservative does not succeed Scalia, the future of the country with regard to our long-term population crisis could be in serious trouble. Added to that Justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are all approaching or already over 80. Odds are that their successors will most likely be named by the next president, and could be around for another 25 to 30 years. If we end up with a court that continues to sustain Roe v. Wade it will be fatal to our future. It has been said that whoever wins this presidential election will almost certainly determine whether America has a future at all. So as you vote remember that this is not a time to retreat into apathy or fall victim to what is popular, but to be courageous, to follow your faith and stand for the values our Founders fought and died for. As Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”


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