As we just recognized the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade on January 22, one cannot help but think on the depth of meaning in the numbers 43, 58, and 3000. The first number is 43.
Abortion has been legalized for 43 years. I have been alive for 43 years. How many 43 year olds are missing today because of abortion? I have done a lot of things in my 43 years. I have attended school and graduated, gotten married, had children, started college, started an amazing career, and have become a grandma. For 43 years humans have been denied the things that I have been able to do because the courts said it was legal to deny them life.
58 million babies have been aborted in 43 years. I try to wrap my mind around this number and it never works. In the Bible God tells us He has a plan for every life. His plans were not for a life cut short before it even has a chance to take its first breath outside the womb. He had plans for teachers, mechanics, doctors, presidents, nurses, missionaries, and the list goes on and on. He made us in His very image because He loved us so. He knew us before we were even formed in our mother’s womb. No child ever comes at the wrong time with God; they only come at the wrong time with man. 58 million lives cut short because of timing.
3000 is the number of children that are aborted daily. What equates in size to that number? I looked around on the web and I found this fact: 3000 people had been killed by Ebola in West Africa up to the point the article was written (Zee News September 2014). According to the CDC this outbreak started in March of 2014. If people died from Ebola at the same rate that babies are being aborted the numbers would be 1,095,000 a year or 547,500 during that six month period. If 547,550 people died from Ebola there would be a huge outcry. Where is the outcry for an end to babies being terminated at this rate?
There is really no understating the facts behind these numbers. These numbers represent life denied. 43 years of legal abortions have ended 58 million lives. Right now, today, 3000 more will be denied the right to life. Can we not stand up and say "no more"? Who will speak for these who have no voice? Who will be the ones to see this stop? Me. I will stand and I will say “no more”. Will you?
A little about me: I was raised in a pro-life home. My mom took me to our local fair when I was 3 months old and took a stand for life with the Oceana County Right to Life. She used me as an example of how precious life was. I remember her passing this fact on to me and how it made me feel. This started me on the path to where God has led me to now. My mom gave me a heritage I can be very proud of. It is heritage that supports the right to life for all.