It always strikes me as ironic how some of us are so deeply concerned about animal rights (case in point Michael Vick was vilified as a monster), yet we turn a blind eye to a catastrophic problem that has wiped out an entire generation of Americans since 1973.
I am referring, of course, to the legalization of abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision, which became the law of the land thirty eight years ago last Saturday. Since then, fifty million lives have been "terminated" for the sake of women’s “rights.” It is a silent genocide that most would rather sweep under the rug than actually discuss or even think about.
It reminds me of a quote by English-Irish writer and philosopher, Edmund Burke, who wrote, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.”
A story that didn’t get much attention in the mainstream media was a recent study by the New York City Department of Health, which shows that in NYC, 41% of all pregnancies end in abortion; at an average of about 90,000 per year. That is staggering. Moreover, if that were not horrific enough, 60% of all black women’s pregnancies end in abortion.
This means that abortion is not the option of last resort, as some would argue, but a resort of convenience and a “choice” for after the fact birth control.
Fr. Robert Barron’s commentary sheds some perspective on this issue that has been plaguing our society for far too long: