EDITORIAL: Did abortion kill the cure?
An elderly man lay in his bed dying of cancer. The doctors had done all they could to make him comfortable, but the cure would not come. The cancer would win. Upset that the end was near, the man appealed to God asking Him why He did nothing to end cancer. God replied, “I sent the answer for the cure many years ago with a little girl who would someday become a medical researcher. Unfortunately, her parents chose to abort her before she had a fighting chance.”
While this is not a true story, I can not help but think that it might not be a reality. According to information from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), more than 1 million babies were aborted in 2002. That’s more than 3,000 children every day; nearly 150 babies murdered every hour!
The ERLC also reports that 52 percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25. Black women are more than three times as likely as white women to have an abortion and Hispanic women are 2.5 times as likely. Forty-three percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. Two-thirds of all abortions are among never-married women, while more than 60 percent of abortions are among women who have had one or more children.
On average, women give at least three reasons for choosing abortion. Seventy-five percent say having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 2/3 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent, or are having problems with their husband or partner.
An American Cancer Society report indicates that in 2004, there were 553,888 cancer deaths. How would society react if it was discovered that the secret for curing cancer was intentionally locked in a vault? There would be total anarchy. We don’t have a cure for a cancer, but we do know the cure for abortion. We could save the lives of more than 1 million innocent babies right now!
While we may think abortion is horrible and morally wrong, many continue to sit on the sideline and point their fingers at all those “bad” people who are killing their babies. It is time to stop pointing and get in the game.
Last year a record crowd was present during Rose Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Hundreds attended the rally in support of pro-life legislation. Don’t you find it interesting that last year was one of the finest years for Oklahoma pro-life legislation? Coincidence? I don’t think so. Taking a stand for an unborn child gives voice to a cry from the womb that might not otherwise ever be heard.
Will you join me and hundreds of others on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. for the 16th annual Rose Day pro-life rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol? Silence is agreement. Clear your voice and come speak up for the children. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.bgco.org/roseday.