Dr. Brian Clowes, director of education and research at Human Life International, has conducted research into the number of abortions worldwide since 1973. Dr Clowes estimates that there have been more than 1.72 billion abortions over the last 40 years. As Fr Shenan Boquet comments the killing of 1.72 billion children through abortion is ‘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.”
In China alone, there have been 336 million abortions, 196 million sterilizations and 403 million intrauterine devices since 1971. Simon Rabinovitch 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.
7 million children have been murdered in the UK since abortion was legalised in 1967.
Fr Shenan Boquet comments:
‘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.’
Protect the Pope comment: Those Christians who support the killing of children through abortion have deluded themselves that the human race will not suffer the wrath of God for the murder of 1.72 billion children. These same Christians have created a neutered image of Jesus who is tolerant and accepting of all life-style choices, including mothers and fathers choosing to kill their own children in the womb. They ignore the fact that Our Lord Jesus Christ mentions hell more than any other figure in the Bible, and in continuity with the prophets of the Old Testament refers to the coming Day of the Lord, when judgement will be visited upon the human race.
St Paul describes God’s wrath in response to human wickedness in his letter to the Romans which also describes what is occurring throughout our world, but particularly the West. There are clear signs that God’s wrath is at work in our society, and there is no doubt that this is in response to the murder of more than a billion children over the past 40 years. The blood of 1.72 billion children murdered through abortion cries to heaven for God to visit his wrath down on all who participate in, co-operate with, and support abortion. This is what St Paul writes:
‘For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools…Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.’ (Romans 1:18 -32)