55 million legal abortions? The number is actually much higher
This week I've seen dozens of comments on the 55 million abortions that have been performed in the US in the years since Roe. Shocking as it is, that estimate is much too low.
There have been roughly 55 million surgical abortions. The government doesn't keep good statistics on the number of surgical abortions, but there are at least some figures.
There are, on the other hand, no statistics at all about the number of chemical abortions. We have no idea how many babies have been killed either deliberately (through the use of pills like RU-486. designed to induce abortions) or semi-accidentally (through the use of contraceptive pills with abortifacient properties). One can only guess that there have been many, many millions more.
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Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 -
Jan. 23, 2013 7:58 AM ET USA
Nor does this number factor in the number of children who have not been born because their potential parents were killed in the womb. The blood of abortion here and throughout the world is much deeper than we think.
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Jan. 22, 2013 6:04 PM ET USA
We have bad government statistics and two worthless political parties, one that does nothing to stop this and the other that does everything to promote the slaughter. The latter, the Democrat Party, was once known by its enemies as the Party of Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion; today even its friends know it as the Party of Sodomy, Suicide, and Slaughter. And GOP has come to stand for Gutlessness, Obfuscation, and Posturing.