We as a nation have entered into a pandemic culture with masks galore, a fear-ridden society, and unemployment rates that are through the roof. This is a culture that we’ve been in for just a few short months, but what if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the one that should be our sole focus? What if there is another pandemic happening right before our eyes that has been going on for years, but we aren’t listening or focused enough to care? The truth is, Covid-19 isn’t the kind of pandemic that will last for years to come. The curve is flattening, and we will get back to the normal we once knew eventually. Abortion, on the other hand, is the pandemic that has been going on since 1550 BCE and will rapidly continue each year.
Did you know that over 1.1 million abortions are performed each year in the U.S. alone? Did you know that over 2,900 babies die each day from abortion in the U.S? That is one every 30 seconds. Did you know that over 50 million preborn babies lose their lives to abortion each year worldwide? When we are talking about pandemics, COVID-19 doesn’t hold a candle to abortion and the detrimental effects and consequences it carries. In case you still are wondering if that’s the case, let’s put the two side by side. While millions of babies are dying each year and thousands are dying every day, only 298 thousand have died of COVID-19 worldwide. While COVID-19 can be serious to some, abortion is not only brutal to the baby, but it also holds serious side effects for the mother.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, the physical side effects of an abortion include abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, spotting, and bleeding. These side effects could also lead to something more serious such as Sepsis. But that’s not all. The emotional side effects could be worse and are scientifically proven to stick with the mother for years to come. These side effects include regret, anger, guilt, shame, sense of isolation, insomnia or nightmares, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, depression, eating disorders, and anxiety.
This is not to say COVID-19 isn’t a serious virus because it can be but what if we took our focus off that for a while to focus on the other pandemic at hand. Abortion has scientifically been proven to be much worse than COVID-19 and it’s more important now than ever before to shed light on this horrific pandemic. Why is it so important? Abortion compounds tragedy. No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to erase what abortion does and the tragedy it plays in a women’s life. Not only that, but abortion is not empowering. In fact, abortion does the complete opposite. The tragedy of taking an innocent life should never be a part of a civil rights movement.
When we say that abortion is empowering, we are telling the mother that they can’t have a child and live out their dreams or they can’t handle being a mother. This isn’t empowerment. It is a tragedy. How does this benefit our next generation of young girls by teaching them that it’s okay to say that aborting your child makes more of a statement than your brilliant mind? How does it benefit other women by telling them you will achieve more if you abort your child? It can’t. In fact, that kind of narrative is making things worse. It’s driving more and more women of all ages to flock to pregnancy clinics all around the country to abort their child who deserves life just like every human being. Life is precious, and we can’t just focus on one pandemic, because one of them will go away, while the other will tragically stay.
Eventually there will be a cure for COVID-19. There have even been some medications that have helped such as Hydroxychloroquine. With any kind of virus, a cure will probably follow. Is there a single cure for abortion? No. You simply cannot cure the tragedy that is linked to such a traumatic procedure. The COVID-19 pandemic will end, and we will return to life, but many of the preborn in the womb will never experience how beautiful life can be because of the pandemic that so many do not want to see end. Will the curve for the abortion pandemic ever flatten? It’s time for us to try and find out.