In today’s environment of entitlement, over-sensitivity and political correctness, we find many sources of friction in the public sphere. We reside in a country where a child can’t read his holy book at school because he might offend someone of another faith. And at which three-way junction of history did we take the road that lead to a country where a woman who believes in traditional gender roles is considered brainwashed, because why would any self-respecting woman ever subject herself to serving her family in the barbaric role of housewife?
I am a nineteen- almost twenty, year-old female living in this progressive America and I ask myself, “When did this happen?” I did not have the honor of living during the times of American greatness, but I know enough of history to yearn for a time when feelings weren’t so easily hurt and Americans still believed in archaic documents like the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Chaos Upon Chaos
In the midst of all the tragedies, injustices and ignorance of today, the one act that I cannot fathom is abortion and the fact that it is glorified. Since when did murder become a right? Since when does a choice have to mean the silencing of an unspoken voice?
I know that every case of abortion is a unique and very personal situation, but when a heartbeat is forcibly stopped, it is murder. A further injustice is dealt to the women who are coerced out of motherhood and the men who are cheated out of fatherhood. Even if the biological parents do not want or reasonably cannot raise the child, there are many people longing to adopt a baby, no matter how it came into the world.
This Is A Train Wreck
Numerically speaking, the rate of abortion is staggering. According to Number Of Abortions, which is a real-time abortion calculator, there have been over 59 million abortions in the United States since the 1973 landmark Roe V Wade supreme court ruling, and counting. Abortion has silenced an entire generation. This does not even take in to consideration the staggering world-wide rate of infant genocide.
To further illustrate the effect of legalized abortion in the United States let’s do some math.
Abortions Since Roe V Wade January 22, 1973
3,300 abortions/day x 8lb baby (average full term weight) = 26,400lb = 13.2 ton/day
365 days x 13.2T= 4,818T/year
4,818T/year x 43yr. since Roe V Wade = 207,174T
The weight capacity of a coal hopper= 100T.
207,174T divided by 100T = 2,071 hopper cars
Length of 100T coal hopper= 49ft
2,071 hopper cars x 49ft =101,479ft
101,479ft divided by 5,280ft =19.2 miles
Abortion has legally eradicated a 19.2 mile long railroad train full of human lives. Statistics for this calculation are based on national averages.
With this in mind, I hope that no matter where you stand on this issue you would see how tragic abortion is. When the presiding judge brought down the gavel in 1973, millions of innocent lives were wasted and legalized murder was thrown into Washington and made a show of in the public square.
Let’s Gain Some Perspective
I urge you to look into the eyes of a child and imagine a world without that unique perspective, that sweet smile, that innocence; in light of this, ponder the real weight of this heartlessness. If there is anything this world needs it is the innocence and unbiased perspective of a child.