Monday, March 15, 2010

Europe: One Abortion every 11 Seconds

I was just reading in L'Osservatore Romano of March 10, 2010 (front page):

A European Tragedy

"In a society that consumes information, statistics - behind their cold appearance - can be a concise and effective expression of human dramas. Every figure can be a symbol of a life suppressed, of a terminated pregnancy and its devastating consequences for the whole European continent, which in 2008 alone rid itself of 2,863,649 children by abortion. Of these, 1,207,646 (42 percent) were aborted in the 27 countries of the European Union where 20,635,919 abort- ions have been performed in the past 15 years. These chilling statistics were presented on 2 March at the European Parliament by the Institute of Family Policies (IPF), in its annual report on the incidence of abortion in Europe and in Spain....

"Abortion is in fact the principal cause of death throughout the continent. The number of abortions in one year - more than 1.2 million - is equivalent to the deficit in the birth-rate of the European Union."

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