Do you have any idea who is responsible for the most deaths in US history? Most people I ask that question to say war or the military. Believe it or not, total US deaths caused by war, both military and civilian since the Revolutionary War is about 1.3 million. War also accounts for 2.7 million wounded, so the total casualties of war since the start of our nation are around 4 million dead and wounded.
However, war is far from being the leading cause of inflicted death in the US. It’s not guns, in case you were going there next.
According to the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, abortions are the number one cause of inflicted death in the entire history of the United States. The CDC notes that many abortions are not reported to them and that starting in 1998, their figures did not include abortions performed in New Hampshire and California. However, they still report that from 1973 through 2008, that there were 39,704,605 abortion deaths. The Guttmacher Institute for the same period does take into account all states and says that there were 49,333,300 abortion deaths in the United States. They estimate the total number of abortions to date is 54,559,615.
To help put this into perspective, remember when I said that all US deaths attributed to war from the American Revolutionary War through the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan add up to just over 1.3 million. According to the figures provided by the Guttmacher Institute, there were over 1.3 million abortions every YEAR in the US from 1977 through 2000. For 24 consecutive years, our nation murdered more unborn children every year than all of the war deaths covering a period of 237 years.
Here’s another way to put the total number of murders by abortion in perspective. Imagine killing everyone that lives in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Indiana. According to the latest census figures, the total population for those 7 states in 2011 was 54.9 million. Our nation has killed enough unborn children to equal the population of all seven of those states.
To commemorate this gruesome and tragic part of American history, it was announced this week that President Barack Obama will be headlining this year’s Planned Parenthood annual gala. Their announcement read:
“President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights. We are honored to have President Obama join us…at this pivotal moment for women’s health.”
President Obama has championed murder by abortion ever since he illegally occupied the White House. He has not only fought for Planned Parenthood, he has fought to make sure that we taxpayers are funding the nation’s number one murder incorporated company to the tune of nearly $500 million a year. No wonder they want to him to grace the celebration of death with his presence.
As they gather for their gala event, I wish somehow the silent screams of over 54 million children could be heard loud and clear. Oh for their voices to pierce the night air and send shivers down the spine of everyone in attendance. Better yet would be to have all of their tiny faces peering out from the walls, ceiling and floor. As the people sit to enjoy their lavish meal, if only the torn and ripped body parts of the tiny infants would fill their dinner plates. If only there was some way for those present, including President Obama to experience the horror, terror, pain and agony experienced by the 54 million souls they are celebrating. If only their dreams were filled with visions of the lives lost and those visions haunt them every hour of every day until they finally do something to stop the killing and murdering of so many innocent lives.