There is a genocide occurring within our borders that has gone unnoticed for decades.
Since this genocide was legalized in the 1970’s, leftists have used deceitful political labeling and influential marketing to rebrand this murder as part of an individual’s right to choose. Our society has accepted the death of hundreds of thousands each year without batting an eye. It’s time for a change.
Each and every year, abortion is the number one cause of death in the United States, topping heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, yet our society has accepted and even celebrated the atrocity. This month in New York state, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that legalizes abortion up until the day of birth. After the signing, Democratic lawmakers gave a standing ovation to celebrate the expansion of their genocide. America should be sick.
We cannot allow the most vulnerable of our society to be stripped of their chance at life. The United States was founded the idea of individual liberties, that neither man nor government can infringe upon, yet we allow the termination of an individual before they can even express their God-given rights.
The topic of abortion is one of the most fiercely debated and divisive issues in our country. To understand why, we need to look at the root of what divides Americans. I believe it can be boiled down to the answer of a single question – when does life begin?
Progressives and liberals vehemently deny that life begins at conception. I believe that life, even in its smallest form, is still life. By the third week, yes just 21 days after conception, a baby’s heart first beats. An heartbeat is scientifically undeniable proof of independent life.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 34% of abortions take place in the first six weeks. That means a large percentage of abortions take place while the baby’s heart is already beating.
The most sobering fact is this genocide is paid for with our tax dollars. Each year the federal government gives roughly $500,000,000 to Parenthood Planned and another abortion providers. This has to stop now.
I recently had the honor to walk alongside thousands of pro-life advocates in the March for Life in Washington D.C. During the rally, I noticed something incredible, a large portion of the activists we’re high school and college students fighting for their voices to be heard.
I believe if the young people of this country learn the horrors of abortion and stand up for their beliefs, we will be the generation that ends abortion.
We cannot allow this silent genocide to continue.
Daniel Kopp, student at Miami University. Follow him on Twitter @theDanielKopp