As we draw near to Election Day in this very contentious campaign, some Christian voters say that abortion is only one issue. They believe it is fine to vote for a candidate who has vowed both to expand abortion coverage and to choose Supreme Court justices who likewise favor the expansion of this gruesome practice. These voters consider other issues such as immigration reform, gun control, or environmental issues to be more important than ending legal abortion in the United States. It is undeniable that all of these issues and many others are important, but do any of them really matter as much as the right to life does? Consider these facts:
The estimated total of abortions in the United States since 1973 exceeds 58.5 million (Life News 2016/1/14). The US Census Bureau estimates the current population of the United States to be over 324.7 million. (www.census.gov). This means that in the United States since 1973 we have aborted the equivalent of more than 18% of the current population!
The combined population of the 26 lowest populated states of the United States (as tabulated by the US Census Bureau’s 2015 estimates) is less than the number of babies who have died by abortion in our country since 1973! You could eliminate the total populations of: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming; and you still would not equal the number of babies who have died by abortion in the United States since the Supreme Court’s January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Before you vote for a candidate who has promised to expand abortion coverage please ask yourself, “If I had lived in Germany during World War II would I have supported Adolf Hitler if I had known he was promoting the slaughter of more than 6 million innocent Jewish people?” If your answer is no, then please don’t vote for a candidate who is favoring a practice that has already caused the death of NINE TIMES more innocent people than the Nazis murdered.
If you have had an abortion, supported abortion rights, or voted pro-abortion in the past, then please turn back to Jesus– Who is infinitely Merciful– and Who prayed for us all as He was dying, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).
Sister Mary Rose, DMML