Dennis Howard told EWTN television network on the day of the March for Life in Washington, D.C. that legalized abortion is the equivalent of 260 Haiti disasters on American soil. The death toll from abortion in the U.S. is over 52 million.
One of the differences is that Haiti is the result of a natural disaster. Abortion is man-made.
Another difference is that we search for the victims in Haiti and rush assistance to those injured from the earthquake. The victims of abortion are not worthy of sympathy or attention because they are the product of a "woman's right to choose."
This year's March for Life featured a line of women carrying signs that said, "I regret my abortion." They represented the "Silent No More" awareness campaign, where their testimonies about having abortions are available.
If you aren't accustomed to hearing abortion described in the terms of genocide, then you have either (1) never been to a March for Life or (2) not bothered to visit the website of the abortion-related Genocide Awareness Project.
As the pro-lifers last Friday marched toward the Supreme Court, they passed by the gigantic display of pictures from the Genocide Awareness Project, some of them of aborted babies. Many of the people new to the march were transfixed by the images of bloody and dismembered bodies. They stared in disbelief.
Imagine if the major media were to show these images.
As shocking as the photos are, the figures are almost as startling. In the interview with EWTN correspondent Damon Owens, Dennis Howard of the Movement for a Better America described the financial impact of abortion through the depletion of human resources. The loss of over 52 million people has meant a loss of $38.5 trillion in GDP.
It's almost as if a nuclear war had occurred on U.S. soil, he said. The result will be increased financial pressure and higher taxes on those under 40 years of age to pay for government, including the costs associated with those getting old.
Of course, if ObamaCare takes effect, their lives may be cut short, too. Perhaps that is the plan.
In the second article in the latest AIM Report, Ione Whitlock of Life Tree, Inc., a pro-life educational ministry headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, tells the story of how the George Soros-funded "Big Death" lobby has taken center stage in the health care debate. Their objective, she makes clear, is a federal bureaucracy in charge of life and death over the elderly. Sarah Palin was right on target in her comment about "death panels."
A major focus of the March for Life was that "Abortion is not health care." Despite the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, who opposes ObamaCare but is pro-abortion rights, it remains to be seen if the liberal leaders in Congress will ever get this message.
Robert McCartney of the Washington Post went to the March for Life and discovered that young people are on the side of life. Though "pro-choice" himself, he reported that "…I was especially struck by the large number of young people among the tens of thousands at the march. It suggests that the battle over abortion will endure for a long time to come." He noted that some of them carried "We are the pro-life generation" placards.
McCartney implied that many young people were raised Catholic and programmed to oppose abortion. Indeed, some may be pro-life because their parents are pro-life. But some may be pro-life by virtue of the fact that they are alive and grateful for it.
In addition to the pictures of aborted babies, which never show up in the major media, we have the ultrasound images of babies in the womb. General Electric has a piece of equipment, the GE 4D ultrasound, that takes some of the best pictures.
When my wife and I had our first child, the ultrasound images were grainy. They are much clearer now.
McCartney's point about Catholic involvement was nevertheless true. There was a heavy Catholic presence. But some marchers let the Bishops know that they are not satisfied with the church's treatment of the issue. "Excommunicate all Catholic pro-abortion politicians" proclaimed one sign. "Bishops: Enforce Canon 915" said another. Section 915 of the Code of Canon Law requires the denial of Holy Communion to those engaging in "grave sin," interpreted by traditional Catholics as support for abortion.
A large banner was addressed to the president of the University of Notre Dame and proclaimed, "Father Jenkins: Free the Notre Dame 88." The "88" are those who ventured onto Notre Dame's campus to protest President Obama's commencement speech and receipt of an honorary "Doctor of Laws" degree and were arrested and hauled off to jail. Jenkins is being urged to drop the charges against them.
Earlier in the day, at the American Life League conference at the Washington Court Hotel, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a pro-life presentation and urged people to watch two films. The trailer for one, available at www.maafa21.com, is about black genocide. "How can we keep the dream alive if we murder the children?" she asked. The other, Bloodmoney, is about the abortion business.
I spoke to Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo, who was starved to death in 2005 at the direction of her estranged husband. Their foundation is sponsoring a Life & Hope Concert on April 11 to commemorate the five-year anniversary of Terri's death. It will feature country music star Randy Travis. They also have an important new video that sets the record straight about this controversial case.
The bottom line, as noted in the film, is that, "By order of the government, a healthy young woman was denied food and water until she died." The government at all levels failed to protect life, although conservatives in Washington tried to make sure it did and were condemned by the media for their efforts.
On Friday, the same day as the March for Life, Glenn Beck aired his documentary, "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die," in which he went back in time to address the evils of communist-inspired genocide. This information needs to get out.
But he ought to bring the subject up to date. As Beck was showing a film about Marxist genocide, hundreds of thousands were concluding a march in Washington, D.C. to protest 52 million abortions in the United States.
Will he dare call that genocide? Will his partner Bill O'Reilly?