By Sylvia Sullivan
January 24, 2014 (Santee)--55 million babies have died in the U.S. since the infamous Supreme Court Roe v Wade ruling 41 years ago this month. It is beyond a national tragedy. It is a choice of descent into barbarism.
Because of the ghastly numbers of dead babies, it may be difficult to see that the pro-choice side is on a downward spiral. Clinics continue to close as state after state pass pro-life bills. Young people faced with the scientific reality of the humanity of pre born babies, are decidedly a more pro-life generation.
There are many significant defections from the pro- abortion side to the side of honoring human life. Beginning with Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who worked not only performing abortions by the thousands, but was very instrumental in the overturning of laws against abortion. He later reversed his position because science showed him it was not a mass of tissue but a baby that abortion destroyed. His film “The Silent Scream” awakened many to the truth about abortion.
Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the court ruling, turned her life around becoming a Christian. Then set the record straight. The case was based on lies. She was not raped and she never had an abortion. She had just been used as a pawn in the case. Today she has dedicated her life to overturning Roe v Wade.
Numerous former abortion clinic directors and providers that have turn around, repented and now work to restore civil rights for the babies. These include Abby Johnson formerly working for Planned Parenthood and Carol Everett former abortion provider in the Dallas area. Everett has made an interesting observation during her testimony, “That’s another thing, you don’t see the defectors from the Pro-Life side to the abortion side…”
It is understandable that few would wish to be on the side that includes the likes of “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell. Last year Gosnell was found guilty of murdering infants in late term abortions in the most unspeakable ways.
After 41 years this nation has a choice. We can choose the spirit of death as expressed by Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger. Who said,” The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Or we could choose the wisdom of Mother Teresa, ”The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn’t learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”
41 years of bloodshed is enough. The time has come to choose to cherish life and defeat the merchants of death. We shall overcome!
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