The World’s Greatest Killing Machine

So who is responsible for the most deaths ever? The Communists? The Nazis? Armies at war? Nope. We now have the rough figures on the cause of the most deaths, and it is not from soldiers, dictators, or criminals, but from doctors and those involved in the medical services. Abortion it appears is the world’s biggest killer.

The Second World War took some 60 million lives. But it seems that if we put together all those who died from wars, the numbers would not surpass those who have been killed by abortion. Admittedly hard data here is hard to precisely come by. And of course chemical abortions also account for much, much more death.

But if the guestimates of the experts are near correct, then we now know of the world’s greatest killing machine. A recent piece suggests that during the last forty years, just under 2 billion lives have been lost to abortion. 1973 was the year abortion was legalised in America, and the death and destruction that have flowed since then have been mind-boggling.

The article begins this way: “Simon Rabinovitch in his article, ‘Data Reveal Scale of China Abortions,’ reports that there have been 336 million abortions, 196 million sterilizations and 403 million intrauterine devices used in China since 1971. He notes that Chinese doctors every year abort roughly 7 million babies, sterilize nearly 2 million men and women and insert 7 million IUDs, though precise numbers are hard to come by. My first reaction to this news was horror and disgust. Remember that these numbers represent the actions of only one country, and its corrosive behavior against life.

“After reading the article, I asked Dr. Brian Clowes, director of education and research at Human Life International, to investigate the number of worldwide abortions since 1973. The results were staggering! He estimates that there have been more than 1.72 billion abortions over the last 40 years, a trend that is not lessening but growing exponentially as more and more countries embrace and legalize contraception and abortion as methods of population control, which is always sold as ‘family planning’ and ‘reproductive health.’

“Honestly, Dr. Clowes’ research left me numb. It is almost unimaginable to believe that humanity has sunk — and continues to sink — to such a level of disregard for human life. One would think we would have learned from history and the consequences of intrinsically evil decisions. As there was with the concentration camps of the Second World War, there should be outrage and outcry for the 1.72 billion children murdered in the last 40 years. Sadly their cries and those of our other most vulnerable brothers and sisters, the poor, the aged and handicapped, are drowned out amidst the growing waves of relativism, economic development and ‘rights’ without responsibilities. What will be the saturation point? How many more will die to satisfy man’s appetite for destruction?”

We can never use the word “genocide” again without automatically thinking of the war against the unborn. This has been the most deadly, the bloodiest, and the most chilling slaughter ever – and it is a slaughter of the innocents. The choice here is completely unambiguous: we either champion life or we champion death.

Jesus made this quite clear when he said this: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Satan opposes everything that God stands for. Just as God stands for life above all else, so Satan stands for death above all else.

Thus this mass slaughter is not just about a woman’s right to choose, and abortion mills making lots of money, and people shaking their fists at the author and giver of life. It is about a spiritual war, with the abortion mindset coming straight out of the pit of hell.

If any person calls himself a Christian, yet does not make the fight for life a top priority, they may need to rethink their position. The sanctity of human life is a key Christian concern. If God is so vitally concerned about the rights of the unborn, so should we.

What are you doing to stop this genocide?

[700 words]