A week ago, the Financial Times reported the following stats issued by Chinese government officials. Since implementation of their forced abortion policy in 1971, the government reports their doctors have slaughtered 336 million little ones. That's 8,000,000 murdered babies per year; 666,666 murdered babies per month, 153,846 murdered babies per week; 21,918 murdered babies per day, 913 murdered babies per hour, 15 murdered babies per minute, one murdered baby every 4 seconds—non-stop for forty years.
Meanwhile across the world Jews put on their morality plays memorializing those who died in the Holocaust and rich whites organize local militias to lynch "slavery-deniers."
330,000,000, and that's just the forced abortions. Chinese government officials also released stats on sterilizations and implantation of IUDs. Since 1971, government doctors have done 196 million sterilizations of men and women and have implanted 403 million intrauterine devices... The IUD prevents birth in several ways, but without question it is an abortifacient. It works post-conception by preventing the implantation of the fertilized ovum (a human being bearing the Image of God) on the uterine wall.
So let's do the numbers. They have records of 336 million surgical abortions, but likely there are many more unrecorded. Let's put the number of surgical abortions since 1971 at a conservative 400 million. Then let's add in the abortions done non-surgically through IUDs. Of course it's difficult to estimate these, but again, let's be very conservative. Since 41% of birth control in China is the IUD, let's guess that each IUD aborts an average of one child every five years, and that each IUD causes the death of, say, four children. (Yes, that number is so low it's laughable, but go with me on this.)
That means a very conservative estimate of 2,000,000,000 unborn children slaughtered by the Chinese government.
And that's just China! Add in Russia and Europe and India and these United States and we're dealing with bloodshed on a scale the world has never known. It's so awful I find I can't get my head or heart around it.
And you know that house-church Christians in China have largely gone along with it. It's the great secret of Chinese Christians just as the slaughter of our unborn is the great secret of Reformed churches where education is king and nothing is allowed to obstruct our children's pursuit of excellence.
Especially a baby.
I'm not against any war if the purpose of the war is to save a people from genocide—especially if they're defenseless little ones whose angels are always beholding the face of our Heavenly Father. I think we ought to see that no one harms them, and so when in the course of human events is now and has been now for many years now. To discuss the Holocaust or the Civil War in the same breath as this obscene genocide is to trivialize these little ones.
And yet, a just war must be winnable and this one's not because this one's against the men of our presbytery and the women of WIC and the children of Westminster Christian schools and the grandparents of Quarryville and the pastors of Wheaton and Grand Rapids and the twenty-some-year old children of homeschoolers.
There's simply no way we can maintain the number of abortions we have each year in these United States without Christians being almost as bloodguilty as everyone else. And in my pastoral experience, I know our churches are full of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers who have paid an assasin to kill their child or children. They cry with me in repentance and the surviving siblings of the slaughter cry with me in grief.
[Jesus said] ...when the Son of Man returns to this earth, will He find faith? - Luke 18:8