encroaching darkness

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 19, 2008

When he first arrived in Boston, then-Archbishop Bernard Law rallied pro-life sentiments by describing abortion as "the primordial darkness of our time."

In 2005, the Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston performed 8,016 abortions, according to statistics furnished by state health officials. In 2006 (the latest year for which statistics are available) that number rose to 9,295-- an increase of 16%.

In 2005, the parishes of the Boston archdiocese baptized 21,860 babies, according to the archdiocesan directory. In 2006 the figure was 18,273. That's a drop, coincidentally, of 16%.

If the two trends continued, eventually their would be more unborn children butchered at just one busy clinic in Boston than babies baptized in the entire archdiocese. In fact, if the trends continued at the same rate, those lines on the graph would cross... sometime this year.

I know: it's a small sample. I know: the trends probably won't continue at that rate. I still don't feel better.

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