My little brother posted the following on Facebook...It really impacted me. Today is the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
This past week was marked both by the mourning of lives lost in Haiti and the anniversary of the 1973 landmark case of Roe vs. Wade. With regard to the former, Haitian government estimates currently sit at 110,000 dead and counting. With regard to the latter, in the U.S. alone, 3,000 lives are taken each day from abortion, and 130,000 are taken globally each day (http://abort73.com/). As I type this, an enormously star-studded fundraising event is taking place in order to raise funds to help in the humanitarian crisis caused by the Haitian earthquake. It's a moving sight, and something that is desperately needed for a nation that was already one of the poorest on the planet.
What's happening tonight is to be applauded and celebrated. Sadly, though, tomorrow a tragedy roughly equal to the earthquake in terms of lives lost will occur and will be repeated in subsequent days...and at least in this country, it will all happen by choice.
Thanks, Perry, for that post.