From: Kathy Foerster
It is with great interest that I am learning about Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Award winner who lead the Florida Gators football team to the national championship that year. Apparently, an ad is set to run for the upcoming Super Bowl, which tells of his mother’s decision to have Tim, against the advice of doctors. She had acquired an amoebic infection while serving as a missionary in the Philippines in 1985. The doctors said the strong medication required to treat it would cause irreversible damage to Tim – so they advised her to have an abortion. The message of the ad - “Celebrating Family, Celebrating Life” which is partially sponsored by Focus on the Family, is causing quite a stir among pro abortion groups like National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and NARAL Pro-Choice America and others groups, who are attempting to persuade CBS not to run it.
Not too long ago, I read an interesting article by Rev. Thomas Euteneuer of Human Life International. The title of the article was “How Many Heisman Winners Has Abortion Killed?” He referred to a study done by Dr. Brian Clowes, who examined the data from the 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States and extrapolated the numbers of the various professions and categories of Americans who have been eliminated in the wake of nearly 49 million legalized abortions (as of the fall of 2007), which came to one third of all Americans conceived since 1973. The following numbers are based on the actual government estimates of the professions represented in America and indicate who we have lost to abortion: 2 US Presidents, 7 Supreme Court Justices, 31 Nobel Prize laureates, 6,092 professional athletes, 134,841 physicians and surgeons, 392,500 registered nurses, 70,669 priests, ministers, rabbis and imams, 1,102,443 Teachers (K-12), 553,821 truck drivers, 134,028 farmers and ranchers, 109,984 police officers and sheriff’s deputies, 39,477 firefighters, and 24,450,000 women (the gender of roughly half of all children aborted).
You must note that the statistics on abortion come from the abortion industry, which has a vested interest in under-reporting the numbers – so the above numbers are only the tip of the iceberg. The above categories are just a few of the profession that Americans actually work in and do not fully portray the total American workforce. What they show, however, is the immense human toll that abortion takes on a society.
For 37 years, we have been mislead by the “freedom to choose”. Over 50,000 unborn children have lost their lives to abortion and immeasurable damage has been done to the family, the basic unit of society. According to Fr. Euteneuer, “Those who respect these sacred realities, on the other hand, have their wives and husbands to grow old with, their children to enjoy and their grandkids to play with and spoil. The love of life, marriage and family never leaves its adherents penniless, lonely or abandoned, and every now and then God throws in a Heisman Trophy just to show the rest of us that it’s all worth it.” Can we learn anything from this study? Certainly, this is something to think about.