Take abortion-the debate is not about the baby to be born, but instead the debate was redirected. Now the debate is totally about a woman's right to choose what happens to her body and little, if any attention is given to the baby. Effective? Absolutely! I wonder in the annals of history, will the stance America has taken on abortion outshine anything else she ever accomplished? Let me explain why using a few of the 20th century's most brutal regimes and the total number of dead they left in their quake.
Pol Pot-Cambodia 1.7 to 2.5 million
Hitler-Germany 10 -12 million
Stalin-USSR 6 million
Kim II Sung-North Korea 1.7 million
Mao Ze Dong-China and Tibet 49-78 million
Totals: 68.4 million -100.2 million (diverse countries, over a period of 72 years)(source)
American Abortion since 1973 approximately 54 million.
3,222 babies a day
1,212,530 babies a year and if we carry this out to 72 years America will abort 87,298,160 babies.
Did you note that this number is on the high end of the estimate for those that the world considered brutal regimes?
Yet, we in America consider ourselves to be the beacon in the world. We proudly stand with the Emma Lazarus's poem that is graven on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and most know this part
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
This is very sad considering that the contents of the womb when born on US soil (or Territory, or of American parents abroad) becomes an American citizen at birth. Too bad we pretend to suggest that this American only began life at birth and have allowed this to be amended to our Constitution