Since Christmas involves the birth of a baby – I’ll take this impolitic opportunity to post some of the information found on this webpage.
- Number of abortions per year: 1.21 Million (2005)
- Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,315
- 89% of all abortions in the United States are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy
- 11% of all abortions in the United States are performed in the second and third trimester of pregnancy
Why women have abortions:
- 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest
- 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child
- 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient)
Likelihood of abortion:
- An estimated 35% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old
- 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.
The above was posted with the permission of www.abortionno.org. WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO SHOWN ON THAT HOME PAGE. Visit the site for many more facts and stats.
An old book (the Old Testament, in fact) says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). The book of Jeremiah opens with the prophet being told by God – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…”
When it comes to the issue of the innocent, the New Testament book of Matthew (chapter 18) comes to mind. It has something to say about millstones. Look it up.
Back to the reason for the season – that birth. “What Child Is This?” is a popular Christmas carol that was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix. For a good rendition of the song by Josh Groban, click here. Here is part of the lyrics:
What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap, is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Merry Christmas and please vote Pro Life!
December 22, 2009 – U.S. Voters Oppose Health Care Plan By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Say 3-1, Plan Should Not Pay For Abortions.