Official Generation X Slogan I survived the Abortion Holocaust

by Featured Guest on January 9, 2011

The following post was written by Justin who blogs at The Truth Shall Set You Free.

The title by itself is probably all the introduction this essay needs, but the subject just screams for a comment or two. I wonder if abortion had been legalized in 1947 instead of 1973, and 1/3rd of their generation slaughtered in the womb, if the Boomers would be quite as smug and full of themselves. Has there ever, in the entire history of the world, been another culture so evil that it slaughtered 3 out of every 10 of its own children, by calling them “choices”?

Herod was a real piker when it came to slaughtering babies.

Read it, and weep, as Justin did, and does.

Official Generation X Slogan – I survived the Abortion Holocaust

We should print bumper stickers and t-shirts. “I survived the abortion holocaust” is especially appropriate for the lucky ones born in 1981. In that year, the ratio of live births to abortions reached its nadir, at less than 7:3. Yes, incredibly, in 1981, for every 7 born, 3 were aborted.

I once told my college students: “I don’t know what your personal politics are, but when you get home tonight, thank your mother for being pro-life.” The first time I said it, just ad-libbing to be amusing, I was taken aback by the stunned looks on the faces of some of the young women in class. I got the impression they had never quite personalized it that way. Maybe they were girls who had already had abortions, and suddenly realized they had snuffed out a little life that could have been their own. I don’t know.

The ratio of 7 births to 3 abortions is surreal, almost unbelievable, but you can do the math for yourself. That ratio was fairly constant for almost 20 years. For about 2 decades, from the mid ’70s to early ’90s, the ratio of births to abortions hovered around 7:3 or 8:3. It truly boggles the mind.

In 1973, marking the beginning of legalized abortion for the whole nation (proclaimed so by the Supreme Court), the ratio was not even 4:1. Two years later, in 1975, it was already approaching 3:1. By 1976, it had shifted to 8:3. It would not shift back below 3:1 for over 30 more years, until 1999. An entire generation, the bulk of Generation X and the beginnings of the Millennials, absolutely decimated.

The absolute raw number of abortions didn’t peak until 1990, at 1.6 million. For the latest year I could find data, 2005, the number of abortions is still above 1.2 million. But the total number of births is also up, so ratio is now over 10:3 (3.431 to 1). Still an astounding number.

I still remember when I found out about abortions. I was 10 years old, watching TV with mom, and something came on TV that I asked her about, and she explained it to me. I cried. Literally broke down in tears just hearing about it. She explained it in the best clinical language she could, and she herself was a loudly liberal, feminist, and pro-choice woman at the time (she refused abortions for herself, but supported it politically).

The horrible irony is, how many women’s lives would have been saved, if they carried their baby to term rather than killing it? There are whole lot of young women out there, and I know a few of them myself, whose lives would have turned out infinitely better, had they allowed themselves to become mothers. My wife thinks there might be a causal connection there, that after their abortion, they were so emotionally and spiritual devastated, that they allowed themselves to slip into that nihilistic life of drugs, sex, crime, joblessness, homelessness, etc., that defines so many of our ruined young women today. For many young women, having a baby is the absolute best thing that could happen to them.

Pity the poor young women whose minds have been so warped that they think their eduction/career gives them a good reason to snuff out their baby’s life. Lord, how sad. As we have been told: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” It is a promise given to us: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. Feminism is truly the trap of the anti-Christ.

Year — births:aborts ratio
1973 — 4.213
1974 — 3.517
1975 — 3.040
1976 — 2.686
1977 — 2.526
1978 — 2.365
1979 — 2.333
1980 — 2.325
1981 — 2.301
1982 — 2.338
1983 — 2.310
1984 — 2.326
1985 — 2.367
1986 — 2.370
1987 — 2.456
1988 — 2.460
1989 — 2.566
1990 — 2.598
1991 — 2.641
1992 — 2.671
1993 — 2.702
1994 — 2.796
1995 — 2.863
1996 — 2.867
1997 — 2.908
1998 — 2.988
1999 — 3.011
2000 — 3.091
2001 — 3.118
2002 — 3.169
2003 — 3.272
2004 — 3.365
2005 — 3.431
Calculated from:

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