The Washington Post (11/21, Cha) reported new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that “fewer U.S. women are having abortions than at any time since Roe v. Wade.” For the most recent year for which data is available, 2015, 638,169 abortions were recorded, down two percent from 2014. The Post added, “While the CDC paper did not delve into the reasons for the decline, analysts have cited improved access to birth control, which has led to a decrease in unintended pregnancies, especially among teens, as well as the state laws regarding parental consent, waiting periods and other conditions that make it more difficult for women to get abortions.”The bad news is that 638,169 precious souls never lived long enough to see the light of day.
Contrast this with the "homicide" statistics for 2016 compiled by the CDC,
All homicides: 19,362
Firearm homicides: 14,415We hear a lot on the news and from the mouths of bishops and other politicians about "gun violence" but nary a word about the horrors of abortion violence. "Let's ban guns, but don't you dare try to restrict abortion."
When learning how to set up a budget for a business, I was always taught to focus on the most costly items first.
Don't hold your breath waiting for progressive bishops to do that.
Yes we see lower numbers of infant homicides, but it remains a huge plank in our nation's eye.
The stories I checked all searched for answers as to why the numbers declined but nowhere did I find a religious explanation. I have to think that continued resistance from conservative religious groups is a contributing factor. They have not rolled over on this issue.
Christians need to continue to fight for life and continue to be the voice for the unborn.