Peggy Hamill, PLW’s state director, has a guest column in the May 19 Madison Catholic Herald.
As we strive to advance The Gospel of Life, we must pause to take a numbing reality check. Since abortion was legalized in this country, more than 53 million preborn children have been slaughtered through induced abortion.
Beyond the recorded numbers, we can only imagine the additional hundreds of millions of children who continue to perish through abortifacient hormonal birth control drugs and devices, including the so-called morning-after pill.
The most recently released abortion statistics for our own state indicate that in 2009, abortions in Wisconsin rose. In fact, the total number of babies reported to have been killed in 2009 in our state was 8,542, an increase of 313 over 2008. This marks the first increase since 2003.
According to these statistics a staggering 27 percent, or 2,251 of that 2009 total, were “chemically induced (any non-surgical procedure including oral, injected, and vaginally inserted chemicals).” That’s the equivalent of the chemical extermination of approximately 50 school buses full of children.
Read the rest of the column here.