Another way to think about this…
Leading Causes of Death in the US in 2010 (from the CDC website)
Diseases of the heart = 595,444
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) = 573,855
Chronic lower respiratory diseases = 137,789
Cerebrovascular diseases = 129,180
Accidents (unintentional injuries) = 118,043
Alzheimer’s disease = 83,308
Diabetes mellitus = 68,905
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis = 50,472
Influenza and pneumonia = 50,003
Intentional self-harm (suicide) = 37,793
Septicemia = 34,843
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis = 31,802
Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease = 26,577
Parkinson’s disease = 21,963
Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids = 17,001
All other causes = 488,954
Wait…what was this thread about…? Oh yeah:
Abortions = 1,212,400
To be fair, the abortion number is from 2008. Maybe the number has dropped over the previous 3 years? As Dan noted earlier, we can’t say for sure that the problem is that large anymore. It might only be as large as heart disease and cancer combined now.
So, let’s play it safe and round our estimate down…say “Murder in infancy = 1.1 million”.
Huh? Isn’t murder one of the causes of death already? Yeah, it’s lumped into “all other causes” because the number is only 14,748.
Well we don’t want to seem like a violent society. This is America, the most civilized and “nice” country in the world. Why don’t we say:
Murder of people who matter = 14,748
Murder of people who apparently don’t matter = 1.1 million
Hey, look at that…through the miracle of classifying them as “non-human” we don’t have to feel guilty at all about the millions of babies…oops I mean fetuses, sorry, sorry…that are being murdered…uuhhh, I mean “taken care of” ;)…right under our very noses!
Lord, have mercy on ALL of us as we remain silent like good little politically correct boys and girls.