3,500 babies killed daily — who cares?

Why is it so quiet in Georgia with regard to pro-life activities? I was asked this question as a reaction to my pro-life button (“Abortion Stops a Beating Heart”). I am aware of the annual galas, etc., but I am puzzled by the lack of ongoing activism.

By comparison, Florida has some wonderful life-affirming billboards such as “Real Men Love Babies.” Also, more often than not, there are pro-life prayer vigils, rallies, walks, on the weekends.

In Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 7 thousands took a stand for life, a culmination of 40 weeks of activity on behalf of the unborn. Two more major rallies are planned in metro regions there.

It is so heartening to see the numbers of men taking part. Tens of thousands marched in the Netherlands on Dec. 7 to protest the killing of the most vulnerable among us. And multiple thousands marched for life in Costa Rica recently.

A thought-provoking article by Greg Austen (care-net.org) tells us that even those who are intellectually, philosophically and theologically against abortion are “wary and tepid” in their support of the pro-life cause.

He admits that these words also described himself until his “discovery” of abortion’s long-lasting ravages and what it says about us as a culture. He is wary and tepid no more. In fact, he says that it is unconscionable not to speak about it.

I absolutely agree – silence about this unspeakable horror implies consent. Abortion is perhaps the worst human rights violation in all history. Once you look into the eyes of this beast you are forever changed.

This week the Justice Department made its first successful prosecution in the scandal involving the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. The Planned Parenthood abortion industry still receives well over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds.

The killing of babies and the sale of their body parts is grotesque and sickening. It is nothing less than a massacre of the innocents. Call me an extremist, but I think that dismemberment is wrong.

“Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes … reach the light of day?” (Hans Scholl, written during that other Holocaust.)

Abortion is a death decree, written popularly as choice but it is a decree of death nevertheless. Abortion is called a choice, but someone dies. It is imperative that we take a stand on the sanctity of life.

Pro-life activism will make a huge difference for unborn babies in our county and in our nation. Each day, 3,500 innocent lives are taken in this country. We must be moved to compassionate action by the knowledge of murder in our land.

Barbara Buzzard
Fayetteville, Ga.