“… but the young, brave wife decided not to abort, and the child was born…that woman was my mother and I was the child …” – Andrea Bocelli
If not because of his mother’s will, we may never hear Andrea’s beautiful songs. As we observe the Respect Life Sunday on October 5, let us check these facts about abortion from abortionno.org:
Worldwide, there are around 42 million abortion each year; 115,000 each day. 1.37 million in the US alone (1996) or roughly 37,000 per day. Based on these statistics, in the US alone an average of 1 baby is lost every 2.5 seconds.
37.4% of women who’s having abortion identify themselves as Protestants, 31.3% as Catholics. And worst of all is the main reason why women have abortion. 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
Read the facts about abortion at abortionno.org. (Warning: abortionno.org uses graphic images and videos of abortion in there website.)
“…I want to live like this with the sun on my face, and I sing happily, gracefully. I want to live like this, with the air of the mountains, because this enchantment doesn’t cost anything…” - Translated by a supporter of “Whole Life”
Support our church-level programs that help the local Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland (like the Baby Bottle Project starting 1st week of October) and visit USCCB Por-life programs for more information.