“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves. Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.” (Psalm 106:37-40 NIV)
I long ago concluded and am evermore convinced that the atrocity of abortion has ensured for our nation an impending outpouring of divine retribution. Since our Supreme Court dehumanized the unborn and legalized abortion 38 years ago today, 51 million babies have been exterminated in these United States. This amounts to about 1.5 million abortions a year, 3,600 a day, 151 an hour, and 1 every 24 seconds.
Our country loses more casualties to abortion each year than it has lost in all of its previous wars combined—the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the war in Iraq. While much is made today of the casualties our country has suffered in Iraq, there is a conspicuous silence in our land over the fact that more defenseless unborn children die everyday in America at the hands of abortionists than the total number of soldiers who have died at the hands of Iraqi insurgents since the start of the Iraq War.
If we were to execute one American for every unborn child aborted in America since the Supreme Court legalized abortion 33 years ago today, we would wipe out the equivalent of the combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
To imagine a nation with so much innocent blood on its hands escaping divine retribution is truly a preposterous proposition. It is made even more preposterous when one considers the incurring of divine hatred by “hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17) and the kindling of divine wrath against any nation “polluted” by the “innocent blood” of its own sons and daughters (Psalm 106:37-40).