We are ten days away from the 2010 March for Life in Washington, DC. Pro-life Americans have been marching in Washington for thirty-six years now, since 1974. And since the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, more than fifty million American children have been killed by abortion.
Have a hard time visualizing the number "fifty million?" I do. That's why this "Memorial to the Missing" monument in Jackson, Mississippi is such a valuable reminder of how many children have been most cruelly killed in their mother's wombs:
50 MILLION REMEMBERED — The Memorial to the Missing at the Baptist Building stands in mute testimony to the 50 million lives that have been lost to legalized abortion since 1973. Each penny in the Memorial represents one of the 50 million babies that has been killed since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state abortion laws and opened the door to abortion nationwide during the entire nine months of pregnancy. (Photo by William H. Perkins Jr.)
Though I won't be able to travel from Texas to attend this year's March, I'll be praying for all those who will be there and for mercy and healing for all who have participated in any way in the terrible evil of abortion. This year, let's especially pray that any heath care reform that is voted into law will not include the terrible evil of coverage for abortions.
Fifty million American children are gone from this world forever. How many more have to die, before the evil of abortion is seen for what it truly is, and our country turns away in repentance from this madness and horror?