Many of my liberal friends often will bring up the death penalty in connection with my advocacy for the unborn. As an example, a Facebook friend recently commented on one of my pro-life blog posts by asking “what about the death penalty?.” I must say that such questions are puzzling. Consider the facts. In the United States alone, on the average, there are 1.2 to 1.5 million babies killed each year by abortion. If you look at how an abortion is performed, the baby is dismembered in the womb and extracted with scissors, piece by piece and the parts placed on a tray. The doctor then counts all the parts to make sure he got everything out. Check out my last blog post for a diagram of this procedure.
Here are some basic facts:
- In the last 10 years 667 convicted criminals have been killed, by court order. Click here for verification.
- In the same 10 year period, if you look at this chart, US abortions averaged about 1.2 million per year, for a total of 12 million babies dismembered and brutally killed in the womb in the United States alone.
- Since Roe v. Wade in 1973 through 2011 there have been 54.5 million babies killed, almost the entire population of a country such as Italy.
Here is the question: If the fire hydrant in your front yard has been sheared off by a car and about 10,000 gallons of water per second is gushing out destroying your house, and there is also a drip, drip in your bathroom faucet, which problem would be most meaningful to you? When you call 911, would you also say to the operator, oh, by the way, can you also send a plumber to fix the drip in my bathroom faucet too?