Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lost Generation: Nearly 38% of Pregnancies End in Abortion in Detroit

Today there is a report out showing 38% of all pregnancies in Detroit ends at an abortion mill, while in the State of Michigan, that number is 11%.

A large percentage of a generation in Detroit has died by dismemberment or chemical burns and experts blame it on poverty. Poverty?  The same people would not think of summarily executing kids in Detroit  because they are living in poverty.  It surprises me that in the year 2014, with all the technology we have, so-called experts are ignoring the fact that we are talking about human beings, not a clump of tissue.  Nothing will change as long as the unborn are ignored as persons, with equal dignity, and a right to life.

My mother and father who were raised in Detroit during the 30's, like most who were raised in immigrant homes, came from impoverished families.  My father spoke of the lard sandwiches and lack of things like milk. He shared not just a bedroom, but a bed, with siblings. My mother would recount wearing all the hand-me-down underwear from older cousins.  Generations would live in one three story house and even my teenage mother, finding work, spoke with joy of giving her earnings to her grandmother who raised her.  When my mom and dad first married, all they had was an orange crate and a lamp in a tiny 600 square foot  house. My dad gave her money to go get some new underwear. When she came home from the store with basic necessities for her husband and baby, my dad made her go back and return the items to get what she needed.

If poverty is the cause of today's astronomical abortion rate in Detroit, then we have to ask how generations like that of my mother and father survived such poverty without the convenience of abortion on demand.   Back in the 30's there were back-alley abortions, but what percent was it? I doubt it was 38%, or even a full 1% of pregnancies.  Today, there are so many childless families waiting to adopt infants that they are going over seas to get them - all at the same time, babies are being torn limb-by-limb with a suction machine even at the age other babies are being heroically saved amidst challenging medical conditions.  There are growing numbers of crisis pregnancy centers filled with volunteers giving their time to help women to bring their babies to term. They help them with needs before and after birth, and assist them with putting the child up for adoption if they cannot keep them.

What you won't really find amidst all of the discussion about Detroit's abortion rate, is the breakdown of the family.  Our present culture rooted in the so-called sexual revolution has made it more acceptable to do what you want, when you want, with whomever or whatever you want while making it  unacceptable to talk about the fact that there is another person in the mix who usually gets the short end of the stick, or finds herself being chemically burned to death - a baby.  Well educated people and studies from prestigious universities don't dare go there because it is not politically correct.

Detroit has a predominantly African American demographic.  Rev. Clenard Childress runs where he is trying to raise awareness of the leading cause of death among blacks. The most dangerous environment for an African American in Detroit is not among gangs, or in the neighborhood; it's in the womb.  Among those lost, of all races involved, are doctors, scientists, musicians, clergy, friends, neighbors, and many more ordinary people who might have influenced our lives for the better.

Detroit has lost 38% of a generation.   If we factor in abortifacient contraceptives that number is much higher.  That's an epidemic and should be treated like one, without fear of raising legitimate questions about the sexual revolution that has fueled it.

It hurts all the more for those who believe that babies are ensouled at conception.  Those who are aborted never get an opportunity to know God, love God, or serve God - the Author of Life.

Go read the Detroit News report, and weep.  Above all, pray because this is not a war against man, but one against powers and principalities (Ephesians 6:12).

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