Unite the USA
Millions of people (about 58 million!) have been killed. The method of murder? Abortion.
No matter how we phrase it, abortion remains one of the greatest horrors of our time. And we cannot allow the passage of time to slowly suffocate our passion.
Let's make 2017 a year of pro-life victories! As we begin the new year, let's recommit ourselves to the fight for the life:
Again, according to the National Right to Life, about 58 million children have been killed since the January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade. 2014 is the most recent for which we have statistics on abortion numbers in the USA. Tragically, 977,000 abortions were committed in that year alone. That's over 2,600 unborn children killed every day! Yes, abortion must stop. Abortion is truly a holocaust; we are killing our own children. It must stop! First and foremost, unborn children are the victims. However, the mothers are victims as well.
Many people have pretended to be on the side of women and yet have lied to women about the effects and realities of abortion. They have been sold a lie: Abortion kills babies (not blobs of tissue), abortion kills potential and opportunities for the mother and the baby, and abortion harms women's health (i.e. causing a high risk of cancer among other serious health problems). It is painful both physically and emotionally. (Please note the we believe in forgiveness and new starts for mothers who had abortions: Jesus still loves you and offers you Himself. Click here to learn more about how to know God and be saved.)
Furthermore, we cannot forget about the fathers --including the kind fathers who would have been wonderful parents. Yes, such fathers are often ignored in the debate. But we must remember the good dads.
In addition to dads, many grandparents, siblings, and other loved ones are devastated by deaths of the unborn family members, whom they would have welcomed with love. They would have held and cared for the precious babies. But they were not given the opportunities to do so. (Adoptions really are the solution.) Pray for the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings impacted by abortion. Give them prayers, kindness, and compassion. A list including the names of such loved ones would extend miles and miles and miles. There are people near you who need your love, support, and prayers as they grieve.
How did abortions become so popular and acceptable (for some people)? Money. Yes, abortions have been promoted because of money, political power, and overall deception: For example, Planned Parenthood makes a fortune off of abortions. They claim to be clinics for women's healthcare but that is a carefully conveyed facade. The stark reality? They amass most of their wealth from abortions. In addition, they harvest and sell babies' body parts (as evidenced in undercover videos). It is heartbreaking and an outrage! However, the number of abortions by Planned Parenthood is increasing.) Consider this: In 2005, Planned Parenthood was doing about 1 out of every 5 abortions. By 2011, Planned Parenthood was doing nearly 1 out of every 3 abortions. In addition, Planned Parenthood's government funding has sharply increased, from $336 million in 2007 to over half a billion dollars in 2014.
We appreciate leaders like Carly Fiorina for boldly speaking out against abortion and the horrors of Planned Parenthood. (See Mrs. Fiorina's powerful video below.) When we had the opportunity to meet and visit with her, we were very impressed by her passion for saving the unborn and stopping Planned Parenthood once and for all.
With such people as Carly Fiorina and countless other leaders who are with us in the fight, we must continue and be thankful for every encouraging update.
Yes, there is good news! The good news is that the overall number of abortions is on a decline. We are encouraged that more and more Americans are taking a stand against abortion ever since evidence of abortion industry abuses were revealed like the horrific Kermit Gosnell murder trial and the undercover Planned Parenthood videos. As a result, there has been an increase in pro-life laws that have passed throughout the country at the state level.
Pray for our country to turn around and value life of the unborn - and all life. Please read the below information by Dr. D. James Kennedy on the truth of the abortion industry and abortion as a whole. Together, we can educate others and stop abortion once and for all!
In conclusion, let us ask you: Did you know that an unborn baby has a heartbeat at 21 days of development? May our hearts unite in prayer and a love-filled fight for the beating hearts of the unborn.
Fighting for life,
Carrie Stoelting and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and founders of Unite the USA