Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life recently stirred up a hornet’s nest among pro-aborts by saying that the abortion toll was as if “several atomic bombs have already gone off.”
That was perhaps the understatement of the year.
Here at Movement for a Better America, we've been using the A-bomb comparison for twenty years, starting with our 1996 video called "The Abortion Bomb."
Back then, our ad campaign compared abortion to “wiping out the entire population of our 40 largest cities.” The ads brought replies from all 50 states and from as far away as Moscow, Rome, and Australia.
Since then, the abortion toll has soared. By Election Day this year, the U.S. abortion toll will reach 60 million – which is equal to the entire population of our 87 largest cities from New York all the way down to cities the size of Winston-Salem, N.C.
That’s far beyond the devastation visited on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where 30% of the people were killed. In fact, 60 million abortions is 428 times as many people as died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s as if two-thirds of our entire country had suffered a nuclear holocaust.
And for those who don't like comparing abortion to the A-Bomb, how about 9/11? Three thousand innocent lives were taken that day in an attack that struck terror in the hearts of America. Yet we continue to abort 3,000 innocent unborn Americans every day. Do the math: 60 million abortions are like 20,000 9/11's!
Sadly, we still have pro-abortion politicians who think 60 million abortions are not nearly enough. They defend federal funding for abortion, and insist on subsidizing Planned Parenthood to the tune of $550 million a year. That’s $1600 for every abortion Planned Parenthood performs!
In fact, the abortion toll is far worse even than all the battle deaths suffered by our military in World War II. Back then, we had 16 million men and women in uniform, but the casualty rate for battle deaths throughout the entire war was just 1.8%.
By comparison, we've aborted 30% of our entire younger generation -- Gen X, Y and Z. That’s 16 times greater than our casualty rate in World War II. Altogether, we suffered 291,557 battle deaths in that war. The abortion toll since 1967 is 206 times that number!
Let’s face it, abortion is far more dangerous than going to war.
This prophetic video was originally posted in 2012, but except for updating the abortion toll, it is as valid today as it was when it was posted.
By Dennis Howard (c) Copyright 2016
After 48 years of abortion on demand and over 50 years of America on the Pill, is the United States on the verge of an inevitable population death spiral similar to that facing Europe, China, and the former Soviet Union?
From the latest trends in births, it certainly seems that way. Since 2007, births have been declining by 1.1% a year while abortions have been dropping by 3% a year. The 1.9% difference between the two trends reflects the success of the pro-life movement in saving lives and discouraging abortion. That is certainly good news.
The bad news, however, is that both trends reflect a decline in the number of young women in their child-bearing years. That's a direct consequence of 59.3 million abortions since 1967 plus 50 years of America on the Pill.
It's called "the echo effect." Babies aborted and births prevented 20 to 40 years ago are simply not around to give birth to a new generation. And that means a steady decline in new births that could last for years based on a detailed analysis of trends by our researchers at Movement for a Better America.
When I founded Movement for a Better America in 1995, I correctly predicted a new economic malaise starting in the year 2000 if America failed to end abortion on demand. Since then we’ve had two major stock market declines, and may soon be headed for something worse – a long term economic decline that could last for decades. All of these forecasts were based on the fundamental demographic changes triggered by the abortion epidemic.
Since 1995, the abortion toll has risen from 35 million to 59 milIion, and the malaise we’ve experienced for the last 15 years is about to deepen.
The latest rumbles on Wall Street and in China are just a hint of what is to come.
For months, nearly all the experts have been in denial about the real causes of the economic slowdown, blaming good things like more efficient oil and gas production for creating a glut in energy supplies when the real problem is a crisis in consumer demand driven by aggressive pro-abortion policies in both the United States and China.
However, our latest research suggests that abortion is fast becoming a major national security issue, and not just a matter of personal and public morality. Although politicians and pundits usually avoid the topic, abortion now threatens our very survival as a nation.
No other generation in history has been dismissed as anonymously as Generation X, Y and Z. Nor has any generation before them ever experienced the abortion of 30% of their members. Even in World War II, only 1.8% of the 16 million men and women failed to come back because they were killed in action. Meanwhile, this generation has inherited an economy that is on the verge of implosion as a result of profligate government spending and failed government policies. That's why we feel it is time for America's younger generation to start demanding, "Why!"
Dennis Howard is founder and president of The Movement for a Better America, a non-profit, pro-life educational organization. Before starting MBA in 1995, he had a long and successful career in journalism and creative marketing. He is available as a strategic marketing consultant to other pro-life organizations, and is currently writing a book on the disastrous economic impact of abortion. To invite Dennis as a speaker, contact him at Movement for a Better America, PO Box 472, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970-0472 or email him at mbaforlife@gmail dot com.