Now I realize that most of you were not even born yet, but bear with me. 1973 was a big year for the world: the Chilean people overthrew their Marxist leader, renowned artist Pablo Picasso died, Greece became a republic, and the Vietnam War ended with a peace treaty.
What wasn’t mentioned in that list was the landmark ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court. On January 22, 1973 in a 7-2 decision, the courts ruled that a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion. This overturned all state level bans on abortion, effectively legalizing abortions in the United States of America.
It’s amazing how merely 5 Supreme Court Justices’ voices could change the demographics of an entire country. Because of those 5 votes to legalize abortions, over 56 million babies have been killed in the United States.
Ask yourself these questions.
In 1973, as all humans have in the past, are currently and will continue to do until the end of times, the United States Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches made a mistake. Unfortunately, this mistake has cost over 56 million people their lives. Additionally, these national leaders didn’t account for the lives, households and families that would be affected post-abortion. All 56 million of these people could’ve had an impact on OUR lives.
According to wired.com of these 56 million people, 22,960 would become famous one way or another. That’s 22,960 potential people to be actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, performers, artists, writers and leaders. 22,960 more people for children to look up to, 22,960 more people that might inspire YOU. All in all that’s 56 million people that would make an impact on this world, no matter how big or how small.
Watch this quick YouTube video below to help visualize how many 56 million people really are: