by Fr. Mark A. Pilon:
For EWTN’s coverage of the 44th March for Life, there was a calculator on screen showing the number of deaths by abortion worldwide as the program proceeded. The coverage started at 9 AM, and by 10 AM the number was already over 5200. Which made me curious about the worldwide total for one year. So I multiplied that number by 24 and then re-multiplied that by 365 = somewhat over 45 million per year. I was not totally surprised, but I found myself sitting there stunned by that staggering statistic.
Then it hit me that the word “statistic,” which tends to dehumanize the carnage, is not just a statistic. It’s 45-million human beings who are denied their right to life, a sacred right precisely because each person’s life truly is created by God.
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