My Democrat friends and relatives are starting to get all giddy about the abundance of presidential candidate options that party is presenting now. Strong opinions are being formed.
“He fixes potholes, kisses babies. You know I love the way his wife dresses.”
-- “Thank God for Governor Pilate,” from Cotton Patch Gospel
None of these things matter, though, if . . . abortion.
Pro-choicers, in my experience, tend to deny the almost incomprehensible and mind-blowing abortion numbers. Let's do some math and see what we get.
I went to this abortion counter site. At the time I visited the site it put the number of abortions in the US, since Roe v Wade (1973,) at 61,182,229 babies. That is 61 MILLION babies aborted, in this country alone.
Here is some confirmation of that number’s accuracy.
Confirmation of the 61 million abortions number from Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood.)
I used these 2019 state population figures. Then I went population shopping for a way to illustrate this huge number.
The 2018 population of the entire US was 326,766,748 so that abortion figure calculates out to 18.7% of the current US population - almost one fifth. Get ready, this isn’t going to be pretty.
I started with the states with the least population (took me forever.)
Total State Population in 2018
61,182,229 abortions minus state pop =
Summary: Since Roe v Wade in 1973, the number of unborn babies aborted is equal to the entire current population of the 27 states listed above, and including over half of the population of Alabama.
Compare that to the worst genocides the world has recorded. This history site claims the worst massacre in history was of up to 40 million Slavs killed by the Soviets between 1939 and 1945.
50,000,000 to 80,000,000 died in World War II throughout the entire world.
(Worldwide since 1980, according to the abortion counter website, 1.5 BILLION babies have been aborted.)
“Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in the nation's wars--620,000 in the Civil War and 644,000 in all other conflicts.”
I have been accused of being a one issue voter (by people who deny the above figures, which I have laid out for you, with explanation and proof, to the best and most honest of my ability.) Until we put an end to abortion, climate change and potholes do not seem that important.
I am all for a healthy environment, but we have to deal with the problem of abortion first.