Allen Lin Stevens P.4
Abortion is not a personal issue, nor is it just a woman’s issue. It is, undeniably, a human rights issue. Accounting for more than 1.21 million deaths per year, abortion is the highest ranked cause of death of Americans.1 Today, abortion kills more than heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents, homicides, suicide, and cancer–combined.2 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined. Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center.3 Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.3 Abortion is not the “unfortunate necessity” that supporting Americans believe it is - it is a government sanctioned massacre that is in many ways, parallel to the World War II Holocaust. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the single-most destructive Supreme Court ruling in history, Roe vs. Wade. Responsible for the death of over 55 million human lives, Roe vs. Wade allows for the killing of an unborn child through the 7th month of pregnancy (the claimed point of viability).4 This supremely wrong court decision was based on a complete lie (Jane Roe had originally claimed she had been raped) and wasn’t primarily geared to give pro-“choice” advocates a right to a good quality of life, but was more geared towards efforts to control certain racial populations.5 As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed in a July 7, 2009 New York Times Magazine article, she and others commonly believed “at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”5 Roe was the case the pro-abortion community presented to ensure population control of blacks, the poor and other minorities. Women were disempowered by Roe...
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