“How many abortions do you think have happened in the past 40 years? Just take a guess.”
I watched a pro-lifer pose this question to a young man recently. The well-educated 20-something hesitated and then shrugged.
“Just a rough estimate?” the pro-lifer prompted.
“OK,” he said. “Maybe about 100,000.”
The pro-lifer replied, “Actually, it’s more than 54 million.”
The young man looked shocked.
This simple experience made me wonder how many Americans don’t know the sheer number of abortions that occur every year. How many 20-somethings – the age group having the most abortions – have no concept of how prevalent these tragic deaths are in America.