By, Lorana Hoopes
As I read about the six-year old who died from the latest school shooting, my heart aches. My oldest is six. I can’t even imagine what these parents are going through. These school shootings are horrific, but all of them combined still have not killed as many children as abortion has. That made me wonder if a causal relationship existed between abortion and school shootings.
According to Wikipedia, our first school shooting was in 1764. Between then and 1973, when Roe v Wade was passed, there were 148 documented school shootings, if I counted correctly. The number rises exponentially after 1973. In fact, there have been 142 documented cases just since 2013. So, in three years we have had more than the entire two hundred and ten years before 1973. And this doesn’t even account for the many between 1973 and 2013, which were too numerous to count.
My liberal friend would say, “this proves nothing.” And she’s right. I have no proof, but let’s look at what abortion does. Abortion burns children alive in the womb?—?the place where they are supposed to be the safest –, or hacks them to pieces, or crushes their bones to remove them. Abortion forces doctors and workers to dehumanize as they reassemble the tiny perfect hands and feet to make sure the doctor “got it all.” Abortion tells women that children are burdens and that having them will keep you from realizing your hopes and dreams. If we can’t value our own flesh and blood, how can we value someone else’s life?
Then there’s the problem of sensationalizing it. Abortion activists are all over the media talking about how killing their child empowered them and is a constitutional right. Why then shouldn’t killing other children be empowering and a constitutional right? It gets kind of confusing. Activists even want tax payers to fund abortions. After all, a woman shouldn’t be burdened at all: not by money, not by distance, not by time. If they had their way, abortion clinics would be on every corner like coffee joints in the Northwest.
Abortionists also shame women who regret their abortion or are suffering emotionally because of it. Nearly 80% will suffer emotionally, but the media never shares those stories because that would dispel the myth that abortion is good and safe.
So is there a causal link? I’ll let you decide, but I think you’ll agree, as we see violence in all forms on the rise, that abortion has certainly contributed to a culture where human life is not valued and where murder should be acceptable if not committing it would inconvenience you.