30 Years of Abortion


by Kim Harrington


      For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother's womb.

Psalms 139:13

      Wednesday, January 22 is the thirtieth anniversary of the Roe verses Wade decision of the Supreme Court that legalized abortion in this land. Norma McCovey, the real name of "Roe" in the case, lied to her lawyers, saying she’d been gang raped.  It didn't matter. Her lawyers, radical feminists and recent graduates of law school, waznted to railroad this cae through the courts in the worst way. Lies abounded. Abortion activists claimed anywhere from 5000 to 10,000 women died each year from back alley abortions, when in fact the number was closer to two or three hundred. Because the case dragged on and on, McCovey never did abort her child, and when she finally realized the repercussions of the decision that was connected to herthe legalization of abortion in all fifty statesshe tried to kill herself.  Today she is a born-again Christian who actively campaigns against abortion.

Consider the following statistics…

Total number of abortions in the U.S. from 1973-2002 estimated - - 44,010,378

49% of pregnancies among American women are unintended and half of these are terminated by abortion." (in other words, one of every four children does not make it out of the womb alive.

The Three major reasons women give for choosing abortion:

     3/4 say having baby would interfere w work, school, other responsibilities

     2/3 say they cannot afford a child;

     1/2 say they don’t want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband   or partner

35% of abortions are performed on African/Americans, who comprise only 12.4% of overall population. One of the main reasons Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood back in the Thirties was to reduce the number of children that blacks and Italians were having. She had a program called the "Negro Project" which attempted to enlist preachers to help in a misinformation campaign… "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

At current rates, an estimated 43 percent of American women will have at least one abortion by the age of 45.

About 13,000 abortions each year are attributed to rape & incest—1 percent of all abortions

Partial birth abortions (killing a child by inserting a scissors in the back of the skull while only the top of the head remains in the womb) accounts for 4% of total abortions in the United States, or about 400 children brutally murdered each day.

There were fewer abortions in 2002 than any other year since the practice was legalized. The numbers have been going steadily down since 1990, the peak year… from 1.4 million a year to somewhere around 1.2 million. The reason is that people are being educated—the facts are filtering out to the general populace that the child isn’t a feelingless blob of tissue but a viable human life that feels pain, has it’s own heartbeat, thinks and even screams when it’s hurt.

     Get some tracts and brochures on abortion and prayerfully, graciously let people know the truth. Demonstrations in front of abortion clinics make folks hostile, offerings to huge organizations mostly go to overhead, office and advertising expenses—information is grassroots, effective and easy. Go for it, help stomp out this evil in our land.


Copyright © 2003 Kim Harrington, Masterbuilder Ministries. All rights reserved.

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