missing persons report

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 14, 2007

Father Tom Euteneuer, the president of Human Life International, churns out good material for his "Spirit and Life" newsletter, and if you don't receive it regularly, you should.

In his latest issue, Father Euteneuer explains why it's logical to estimate that in the years since Roe v. Wade, legal abortion has cost the United States:

  • 2 US Presidents
  • 7 Supreme Court Justices
  • 102 US Senators and 589 Congressmen
  • 8,123 Federal, district and local court judges
  • 31 Nobel Prize laureates
  • 328 Olympic medalists including 123 Gold medalists
  • 6,092 professional athletes
  • 134,841 physicians and surgeons
  • 392,500 registered nurses
  • 70,669 priests, ministers, rabbis and imams including
  • 6,852 priests and 11,010 nuns (vocations “shortage”?)
  • 1,102,443 teachers (K-12)
  • 553,821 truck drivers
  • 224,518 maids and housekeepers
  • 336,939 janitors
  • 134,028 farmers and ranchers
  • 109,984 police officers and sheriff’s deputies
  • 39,477 firefighters
  • 17,221 barbers, and
  • 24,450,000…women (the gender of roughly half of all children aborted).

Oh, one more thing. Abortion did not deprive American football fans of the pleasure of watching the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. That's part of the story too. Worth a read.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 15, 2007 11:49 AM ET USA

    But those who didn't abort (for whatever reason), those who procreated, those who were busy building families, are what's left! Those with the abort mentality have pretty near aborted themselves into extinction! Don't they wonder why the pro-life numbers are going up while their numbers are going down? As they age don't they wonder why all those they see around them (like-thinking folks) are not being replaced with an upcoming generation? They probably ascribe it to some kind of conspiracy.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 15, 2007 11:35 AM ET USA

    Excellent article. My guess, though, is that many of these children would not have been conceived in the first place if abortion were not legal.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 15, 2007 8:56 AM ET USA

    This proposed argument has little to do with logic. Even if it could be demonstrated "scientifically" that abortion, as some say, "improves the gene pool"; reduces poverty and overcrowding; and is good for the environment; wouldn't it still be wrong to kill unborn humans?

  • Posted by: - Dec. 14, 2007 8:32 PM ET USA

    I might have to take issue with the last one. I cannot remember the source, but I did hear that 10% of abortions occur for sex-selection reasons - and 90% of those so targeted are girls. So I would have to opine that girls are more than 50% of the aborted babies. Ladies of feminist stripe - are you proud of your fine work???

  • Posted by: - Dec. 14, 2007 7:24 PM ET USA

    Hey, what's 48.5 million people or so? Look how many we've lost in Iraq!