The Real Bloodiest Day in America

Author Greg Koukl Published on 04/15/2015

Excerpt about abortion and adoption from the February 17th, 2015 podcast with Greg Koukl.

When you consider the number of children whose pregnancies catch their mothers by surprise—something like half of the pregnancies in this country are unplanned, and about half of those end in abortion. Those are very rough figures, but even so, approximately 3,000 per day in this country end in abortion. Think about that number. When one man dies, it’s a tragedy. When a million die, it’s a statistic. Remember that from Mao Tse-tung, or Lenin, or Stalin, or some monster like that? These numbers sometimes get away from us. Wow, three thousand.

On Sept 11th, 2001, 2,977 people died as a result of that terrorist attack on American soil. That’s 23 less than the 3,000 average that die every day, day after day, for forty-plus years now since Roe vs. Wade. So you want to put it in perspective? Time magazine called 9/11 the bloodiest day on American soil since the Civil War. They were wrong. Every single day is a bloodier day. 3,000.

The fact is, many women would rather kill their child than give their child up for adoption. Go figure, right? But it’s a fact, and those of you who are working in this business know the girls that will say, “Oh no, I could never do that to my child,” speaking of adoption! But would readily consider abortion. It is demonic. I don’t know what other word to use to describe it. How could a person be convinced that it is a nobler thing to terminate the life of their unborn child rather than give that life to someone else to care for?

The difference for them, I think, is they realize if they carry to term, give birth, and give the child away to someone else, then that will be tremendously emotionally traumatic for them, which is true. They think lying for half an hour on an abortion table is going to settle this with no trauma. They’re wrong about that. They are just flat out wrong. It may not be as much trauma as giving away a child that you gave birth to, but it isn’t that there’s no trauma in it. And maybe it’s better for you to suffer to save.