More Americans were killed by abortionists on September 11 than were killed by Islamic terrorists. 3,000 deaths among the 50,000 people who worked at the World Trade Center would mean about one in seventeen was killed. One in three unborn babies is killed by abortion every day. On September 11, it would have been six times safer to be a worker in the Twin Towers than it was to be a baby in her mother’s womb.
Why did Americans write big checks to the Red Cross and the United Way, but ignore pro-life organizations, which are struggling to raise funds?
Could it be because the press made the victims of September 11 so painfully real? After all, we were shown pictures of the World Trade Center tragedy on television night after night in the following weeks and months. Grieving relatives were interviewed. Their backgrounds were profiled. The press also made real the horror of the victims' deaths. The sight of airliners crashing into skyscrapers tortured us. We were sickened by pictures of people jumping from the upper floors. We gasped as the buildings collapsed into rubble. The images were published and broadcast until they became unbearable. Thus was forged a national consensus that,somehow, each of us must fight terrorism, personally, regardless of the cost.
Sadly, no such consensus exists concerning abortion -- even in the church.