I don’t like to make waves. Typical for a Minnesotan, I suppose. I’m also a very poor debater, so I don’t speak out a lot on push-button issues, though I do have an opinion. But today’s a day I can’t keep quiet. Forty-two years after the passing of Roe v. Wade, and my heart still breaks.
As I said, I don’t debate, and I won’t get into an argument, rather I’ll throw out a few numbers taken from the Planned Parenthood Annual Report for 2013-2014. Their figures, not mine.
3 – 3% of the services performed by Planned Parenthood in the 2013-2014 fiscal year were abortions. 3% is a nice small number, right? (see Page 17 of the Annual Report)
Well, here’s a second number …
327,653 – the total number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood clinics during the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year. (Page 18) This number is up by 487 from 2012 – 2013 fiscal year.
3% means that Planned Parenthood alone performed …
27,304.42 abortions per month
6,301.02 abortions per week
897.68 per day
37.40 per hour
0.62 per minute
1 abortion every 96.25 seconds.
That’s one precious life–one beating heart deliberately stopped every 96.25 seconds.
My heart’s breaking. What about yours?