Great news! It is a new year, and Planned Parenthood has not terminated the life of an unborn child yet in this calendar year. Why? Their offices are not open on January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Office closure is literally the only thing that can cause them to voluntarily stop performing this is the procedure.
According to the latest annual report that includes statistics from the October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, Planned Parenthood performed 321,384 abortions.
It is hard to find exact statistics to compare that to number of children born in the United States in that time because government records are based on calendar years, but we can estimate responsibly. In 2015, there were 3,978,497 live births in the United States. Three months of Planned Parenthood’s date range are within the calendar year of 2015, so if we take a quarter of that number, that is approximately 994,624 live births.
Now, if we take the 2016 figure of 3,956,112 live births in that calendar year and multiply it by the three quarters of the year that accounts for the range of Planned Parenthood’s data, we get 2,967,084 live births.
Therefore, I understand this is certainly an estimate since the government did I was able to find was from a different date range, but we can responsibly conclude that there were approximately 3,961,708 live births from October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2016.
Let’s do some math. There were 321,384 abortions in that timeframe, so the number of children who were terminated as a percentage of all children conceived, it comes out to 7.5%. In other words, one in about every 13.33 children conceived was not born due to the direct intervention of Planned Parenthood.
Try to picture what this looks like. In a few years, your child born in March of 2016 might be in the class with 12 students. There is another child that should be in that room with your child making a thirteen students, but he or she never had the opportunity to experience that environment.
If there is anything else in the world that had this type of mortality rate, it would be a cause for international alarm. After all, what if one out of every 13 adults suddenly died? We would rightfully be upset and demand that action be taken. We would call on our government to take all possible steps to stop these deaths because we could not stand to see that many of our fellow human beings die in front of us.
Yet, even though there is literally no scientific evidence that concludes human life starts anywhere other than conception even from entirely nonreligious scientific textbooks, we distribute taxpayer money to an entity that is literally kills one out of every approximately 13 unborn children in our country. Some human lives matter, but others apparently do not. The only difference is whether or not we want them to exist. The altar of choice claims another sacrificial victim.
And, before you say that no federal funding goes to directly to pay for abortions, that is largely irrelevant for the case I am making. The organization itself is involved in the murder of unborn children. As such, whether or not we pay for this particular service or not, our money is still helping this organization function and provide a particular immoral service. We might not be paying for abortions, but we are paying the rent in the building that provides abortion. We are paying for the power that turns on the lights for practitioners to see as they complete this violation of unborn human lives.
It is great that Planned Parenthood has not killed any children in 2018 yet. Unfortunately, we all know that tomorrow they will be open for business, doing what they do. What can we do? We will talk on Wednesday.