It’s from the very same cast of characters who continue with their desperate attempt to convince us all of some looming, yet mythical, apocalypse to be brought about by ‘climate change’, that nary a word is ever heard about that which was the number one cause of preventable death worldwide in 2018. And that would, of course, be abortion, with more than 41 million children being murdered before being born. Worldometers reports that as of December 31, 2018, there have been 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.
Worldometers keeps a running tally throughout the year of major world statistics, including population, births, deaths, automobiles produced, books published, and CO2 emissions. It also records the total number of abortions in the world, based on the latest statistics on abortions published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted. There were more deaths from abortion in 2018 than all deaths from cancer, malaria, HIV/AIDS, smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents combined. Quite the accomplishment.
The staggering number of deaths from abortion, in fact, has led certain observers to call abortion “the social justice cause of our time,” since judging from the sheer magnitude of the problem other human rights issues pale in comparison. The year 2018 also saw the repeal of Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, one of the last laws recognizing and protecting the right to life of unborn children. Last week, the UK Department of Health revealed that in 2017, the last year for which it has revised abortion statistics, the number of UK abortions hit a 10-year high. And so it is then that this slaughter of the unborn is allowed to intensify with each passing year.
The fact that the killing of our young is allowed to continue, and at the pace with which it continues to occur, says much about who we are as a species. And I can’t help but wonder if there will ever come a time when enough people will finally come to recognize the horror that is the butchering of an unborn baby and we can then finally bring to an end this insanely grotesque practice? This is NOT, as so many on the left claim, simply an issue of a woman’s health! And I can’t help but wonder just how sick, and/or twisted, the mother of a child must be to allow her baby to be killed while still inside her before being ripped from her body and then sold in pieces.
If there is one thing that the left seems to be good at, it’s death! And while abortion has been a success for them, their environmental policies also destroy millions of lives every year as does their support of terrorism. Those are just three of many death policies advanced by the left. And just imagine the toll of Obamacare if ever fully implemented. Other single-payer systems already purge older folks by denying services. And we haven’t even touched on what happens in socialist countries when they get total power. So while it remains unclear if abortion will prove to be their most successful death policy, we do know the Left is nothing if not a death cult.
The left is responsible for the loss of more innocent life than every tin horn dictator, despot and tyrant combined. And if you can convince people to believe that the butchering of an unborn child is nothing more than a women’s health issue, then sadly there is pretty much nothing that you cannot convince people of. Those on the left are all about science when it comes to things like ‘climate change’ and yet they ignore science when it comes to the definition of when life begins. The left loves to insult people with moral conviction since they lack any morals themselves. Abortion is a result of laziness, poor planning and a lack of human self-control in most cases.
We’re not animals, we are beings in possession of a conscience and morals, and therefore should have better self-control. It’s a result of a lack of intelligence and self-control that the most vulnerable are harmed. I would like to see those who get abortions have to pay more of a price. If life didn’t make irresponsibility so easy to escape then the folks who decided to have sex and become pregnant (it takes two) would shoulder the responsibility, not just kill it and move on with life acting as if nothing had ever happened. We need to start calling it what it really is. Population control, not a ‘woman’s’ health issue. The left likes to cloak themselves morality.
Meanwhile it’s Nancy Pelosi, a fierce abortion proponent, who recently declared that everyone has “a moral responsibility to ensure all children of God are treated with compassion and decency.” Pelosi released a statement following the report that two migrant children had died at the border, one on Christmas Day. Pelosi said, “The tragic death of an innocent child on Christmas Day breaks the hearts of all.” And went on to say, “We all have a moral responsibility to ensure all children of God are treated with compassion and decency.” And while she said, “The death now of two children in U.S. custody is unconscionable,” the same seems not to go for the millions who are aborted each and every year!