Thursday, November 1, 2012

Think About The Babies

Psalm 139:13-16
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.

Exodus 20:13

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 “You shall not murder."

How many abortions are performed in the United States each year?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day.
Source: Jones, Rachel K. and Kathryn Kooistra. "Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, no. 1 (2011, March): 41-50 [PDF]  

How many abortions are performed at each stage of pregnancy?

The following table lists both the percentage of abortions performed during various stages of pregnancy, along with the total yearly abortions at each stage, based on a total of 1.2 million abortions per year (see above).
Gestational AgePercentageYearly Total
Less than 9 weeks61.8%749,232
9-10 weeks17.1%207,312
11-12 weeks9.1%110,324
13-15 weeks6.6%80,015
16-20 weeks3.8%46,069
21+ weeks1.5%18,185
Source: Guttmacher Institute, 2011, August. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.[PDF]  
Let us not remain silent. Let us speak up for the babies that are being murdered every day and every year. They have no voice but we can be their voice. Let us get to the polls and speak up for the innocent so they may live to do something great for God. 
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  1. The statistics are heartbreaking. May we be on our knees in prayers for precious life.

    1. We sure better be in prayer to stop this. Thanks

  2. Very interesting post here. I get so riled up over abortion that I usually can't touch on it at all on my blog. I hate that they say it's about giving the woman "choice" over her body. She made her choice, not it's about letting the child live. Ah, I'm getting too heated, but still I appreciate this post and your taking a stand on the issue. Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Thanks for your comment. Let's just all do what we can to stop this.

  3. Thank you Shelia for this wonderful post. It's an issue a lot of people stay silent on for fear of what other will say. I am in agreement with you. By the way, I sent you and email about the glasses, did you get it?

    1. Thanks for you comment. I appreciate it so much.

  4. It is amazing to see how often abortions it occurs and saddening as well. I enjoyed reading your blogs nd I am following you now. I would love for you to follow back.

    1. Thanks so much for you comment. I appreciate your taking the time to read my blog. Come again.

  5. What I really wish is that we could do more to prevent so many unwanted pregnancies. It is a sensitive issue.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I do appreciate it.

  6. we are link-up neighbors...when you see the numbers they are staggering...thanks for sharing and keeping truth before us...blessings to you~

  7. It's so sad that these are the statistics.

  8. Hi Shelia, great scripture and great stats and figures. I am so glad you linked this up with Winsome Wednesday bloghop. I look forward to what you have for us next week
    God bless

  9. Bravo to you for putting out your feelings. It's very hard for people to write or say what they truly believe.

    Thank you for linking up your favorite post to Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up!
    Come back Friday to see if you were featured!!



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