Sanctity of Life Homily – 01/22/2009

Pastor Mason Beecroft, 01/22/2009

Today commemorates the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since 1973, some 40-45 million babies have been aborted, give or take a few million. Sadly, these numbers don’t mean much for most, certainly not as much as economic numbers. They are just statistics. The despot Joseph Stalin, hardly a defender or promoter of human life, once commented, “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Abortion has become a statistic. The word has lost its meaning. It has become an abstraction. Abortion is not a personal tragedy, but a solution to secure personal comfort and convenience. The numbers increase and the statistics are just statistics.
Of course most Americans simply do not want to deal with the issue. Abortion is too controversial….

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