In the time it took me to write this blog post, 30,085 children were aborted in my country.
That’s 38 lives for every word that you will read here.
But I don’t care.
Here is a meter of abortions this year in the United States. If you can stand it, go look. (If you can’t stand it, you should still go look.)
The meter is constantly ticking. (Current count is 29,743,245 abortions since January 1st, 2015)
But I don’t care.
Did you know that for every 1 child born, there are 4 aborted?
It doesn’t matter to me.
Only 20% of conceived children are allowed to live outside the womb.
And I ignore the problem.
Did you know that 42 million babies are aborted every year?
61,920 babies died today by the time you were on your lunch break.
I don’t even care.
Babies are being born alive then killed to provide the freshest specimens for the market.
It’s ridiculous, and highly disturbing.
But we’re more depressed when our favorite football team loses.
Baby’s brains are being cut out through their face for “research purposes” and sold to the highest bidder while we’re worrying about when Blue Bell ice cream is going to be carried again by our local grocery store.
I’m too busy with my own life to care. And if you’re honest, you will admit the same.
I want to care, but my actions don’t show it and actions speak louder than words.
I have friends to talk to. I have laundry to do. School assignments that are due. I have siblings to help. I have music that I need to practice.
I don’t have time to care about the 44 million children that are aborted every year across the world.
I’m apathetic. I don’t value life.
I ignore any prolife pictures on the internet.
It took me 2 months before I finally watched one of the Planned Parenthood videos and I stopped watching as soon as the words “Warning! Disturbing content.” popped up on my screen.
I don’t want to be grossed out by the reality of what is happening in my country.
So I close my eyes and ears and stay hidden in my own little bubble of reality.
It’s a huge problem, and most people are afraid to stand because the issue just seems so undefeatable.
And honestly, it is undefeatable because we won’t even try.
Since God cares, even when I don’t, I’m asking Him to give me a passion to make a difference. I’m asking Him to help me be a voice for the voiceless, and to stand even when it seems daunting and impossible.
Because God is bigger than this problem, we just have to trust that when God is for us, no one can be against us. Not the government. Not Planned Parenthood. Not even our own apathy can stand in our way when we’re fighting Christ’s fight.
He wants us to: “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4
We’re supposed to:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8
Why? Because of this:
“For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” Psalm 139:13-16
I’m praying that the Christians that are like me will wake up to the horrors and start caring so that we can start making a difference. I’m praying that we will become compassionate and speak up for these lives and that we will finally learn to value life as the Giver of Life values it. I am praying that God will soften our stone cold hearts of indifference and give us a heart that loves as He loves.
We need to love women who are struggling with an unwanted pregnancy. We need to protest when lives are discarded for comfort and money. We need to step out of our comfort zone and pop our little bubbles of a false reality and remove our blinders. If nothing else, we need to pray constantly and become informed. Watch the videos, watch the abortion meter. Wake up, start caring. Start praying, start doing.