By George Bowers Sr.: We must not keep silent about abortions
Just over 70 years ago, Allied soldiers began discovering horrific genocide factories in Europe known today as concentration camps. The servicemen could not believe what their eyes and noses reported to them as they liberated the murderous installations. At Buchenwald, Gen. George Patton coerced local civilians to tour the newly exposed camp to witness the horrendous atrocities firsthand. The nearly 2,000 Germans could not comprehend that such slaughterhouses for their fellow human beings were operating in their own back yards.
Although periodic genocides have occurred since World War II, none have matched the size or scope of what is now known as the Jewish Holocaust. At that one camp, 100 people perished each day and the combined daily death toll of all the camps was over 1,700. Estimates of those killed during this 12-year tragedy range from 7.5-11 million. Of those, an estimated 1.1 million were children ruthlessly slaughtered by those intent on building a more “efficient, economic, and desirable” society.
Seventy years later our hearts still grieve for the victims of this unbelievable campaign to exterminate entire ethnic groups. It’s hard to believe this could occur on such an enormous scale right under the noses of their unsuspecting neighbors.
In the last few weeks, videos have been released detailing the horrific slaughter of innocent unborn children and the marketing of their body parts by Planned Parenthood. This is not happening in some foreign country or under some rouge dictator. It is right here and right now and at the rate of over 3,000 babies per day. This is over twice the daily number killed by Hitler’s Nazis and the combined total of slaughtered babies has far surpassed even the most liberal estimates of those slain in the Holocaust. Since 1973, when our Supreme Court justices declared this carnage to be legal, some 56 million babies have been poisoned, chopped up, dismembered, or suffocated at the hands of abortionists all across this land. Abortion in the U.S. is the Jewish Holocaust on steroids.
The lie that abortion is safe is hardly believable with babies being quartered and sold for parts. And at 56 million it can hardly be called rare. This figure equals the combined populations of 26 of our 50 states and all are helpless innocents.
Now, by witnessing these revealing videos, we have all been forced to walk through our own toleration of murder. Unfortunately, instead of weeping and demanding an end to such cruelty, our president, governor and many other politicians insist this is not only perfectly legal, but should be paid for with our tax dollars, thus forcing us to participate in this barbaric slaughter of the unwanted byproducts of society’s lusts.
It is well-documented that the number of black babies aborted is disproportionately high. Why do these unborn black lives not matter? Why is our president not leading us away from these killing rooms instead of into them? Why are our senators and governors not doing the same? Why isn’t Leonard Pitts screaming bloody murder? For it is exactly that. And why are we Americans sitting idly by and allowing this butchery to continue?
Next Tuesday, Congress will return from its summer recess. It is vitally important that anyone who has any concern at all for these unborn children pick up your phone now and call both U.S. senators and your U.S. representative and demand that your taxes not be allocated to Planned Parenthood any longer. Enough is enough.
Perhaps this money can be redirected to organizations, pregnancy centers, and individuals willing to care for the expectant mothers and their children, or the adoptive parents if this route is chosen. But for us to witness such horrific and obvious murder and not act is even worse than the reaction of the German people when they toured their own concentration camps. Please act for the sake of these children and their mothers, for our own sakes, and for God’s sake. In Jesus, George
George Bowers Sr. is the senior pastor of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock and the author of seven books including his latest book of poetry, “Holy Verses.” He can be reached through www.georgebowersministries.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.