For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.14
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.15
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;16
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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 “You shall not murder."
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]
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 Age||Percentage||Yearly Total|
|Less than 9 weeks||61.8%||749,232|
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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