17,000,000 Dead

January 30

I’m going to tell you a story. Over the course of a few years, worldwide killings totaled 17 million. These individuals did nothing to merit their deaths but were simply singled out because they were perceived to be “of lesser value”. Thousands and thousands fought against this slaughter of innocents, but the difficulty of that undertaking was never initially comprehended. Truly, it is a travesty of worldwide proportions.

But wait, you say, your numbers are wrong; many more children have been killed through abortions worldwide than what you’re reporting. That’s because I’m not talking about abortion. I’m talking about the WWII Holocaust.

You probably didn’t read a single story in the media about it, but this past Monday (1/27) was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where over one million prisoners were killed.

What you saw in the media during the last two weeks was the March for Life held in DC. It attracted tens of thousands protesting Roe v. Wade and calling for protection of children across our nation. It was inspirational, with a speech by President Trump affirming his administration’s unwavering support for all life and the inherent God-given rights upon which our country was founded that protect these innocents. I want to personally thank all those who marched and were involved.

I know you’ve heard abortion compared to the Holocaust before, and there are many good reasons for this comparison. However, let’s move forward 75 years from now and consider what history will say about our fight against abortion.

Not unlike the Holocaust, I maintain that 75 years from now, we as a country will be judged as entering the abortion fight later than we should have, not fully comprehending the gravity of the situation initially. I would also make the argument that it will take many years from now to fully understand the inherent evil motivating the killing of these children – I’m not talking political parties – I’m talking evil. Finally, decades from now I believe that we will understand the need to commemorate these deaths in a solemn and permanent manner, not unlike the Holocaust.

When we lived in DC, our family visited the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was shocking and heartbreaking to say the least. What if there was a museum to commemorate the taking of lives through abortions? Something to be a permanent record of these killings. It would also be shocking and heartbreaking. The difference would be that the Holocaust Museum starkly shows why this mass extermination should never happen again; we can’t say that about abortion until it is gone from our country.

Please continue to pray, take action, and support organizations such as ours that fight for life here in North Dakota and in the halls of Congress. To help us win this fight, your financial support is critical. You can provide tax-deductible donations through our website anytime. Thank you for standing with us against the evil of abortion!

For Life,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director