Wake-up call time.
Today is the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Since then, more than 48 million abortions have taken place in the United States.
If you believe that unborn fetuses are honest-to-goodness children, then that's 48 million children murdered in the womb.
That number staggers me a little. More people than the entire population of South Korea. Spain. Canada. Iraq. Saudi Arabia. The entire continent of Austrailia.
Not clear enough? How about this. It amounts to more deaths than the entire population of California. Or the population of Texas and New York combined.
I just posted about the death (and possible suicide) of Heath Ledger, an actor I have rather enjoyed watching.
One must wonder, in light of these statistics: how many great actors could have come out of this group of 48 million? How many lawyers? Statesmen? Research doctors who carried the capacity to find cures?
I know all the arguments for and against. If you want to rail against me in the comments, do so, and I won't stop you (though I may moderate if you overdo it.)
But I, Dave Mitchell, am unapologetically pro-life and against abortion. It is murder and morally reprehensible. A barbaric practice that is a blight on our society.
The answer to this situation is not violence to end violence. The clinic-bombers and assassins of abortion practioners are violent and deranged criminals who should be stopped by all means necessary. And law, much as we'd like to think otherwise, is not going to end abortion.
The only way to stop this slaughter is one person at a time, one heart at a time, one mind at a time.
And I'm on the side of those who take up the intellectual battle and defend the voiceless.
You want tragic? This is the real tragedy.