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Abortions in Monroe County, 2001-2011

By Scott Tibbs, January 16, 2013

Between 2001 and 2011, there were 8,638 murders in Monroe County. Those murders are not counted in the official crime statistics, because they are protected by law and the "constitutional right to choose." But the deaths are still very real, and the babies killed were still made in the image of God. A breakdown of the numbers by year, provided by the state of Indiana:

2011 - 731 abortions.

2010 - 809 abortions.

2009 - 818 abortions.

2008 - 855 abortions.

2007 - 845 abortions.

2006 - 767 abortions.

2005 - 676 abortions.

2004 - 775 abortions.

2003 - 784 abortions.

2002 - 753 abortions.

2001 - 825 abortions.

So where exactly are the Christians in Monroe County? Why have they not stood forcefully against this killing? Why are there only a few people standing outside of Planned Parenthood on Thursdays witnessing against the killing that goes on inside? Why is it that city and county government give handouts to the local abortion clinic year after year with little more than token opposition from local Christians? Do we believe that abortion is the taking of innocent human life? If the answer to that question is yes, why is there not more vocal opposition to this evil?

We cannot simply blame our increasingly pagan culture for the bloodshed at our abortion clinic when most of our churches rarely (if ever) preach about abortion. When our churches fail to even teach their congregations about the evil of abortion, how can we expect to influence the wider culture? Indeed, as the Huffington Post points out, "almost a third of evangelicals' unplanned pregnancies end in abortion." We're not even teaching our own church members not to kill their unborn children, and we're certainly not calling them to repentance when they do.

The reason babies are dying at such an alarming rate - and have been for 40 years now - is not because of the feminists, or the liberals, or atheists, or even liberal churches that are permissive on abortion and sexual morality. The reason that abortion (and other forms of cultural rot) is so prominent is because Bible-believing conservative Christians who claim to be "pro-life" tolerate it and often do their best to stifle opposition to it because of our own blood guilt. Christians need to repent of our wicked apathy and stand against the slaughter of God's little ones.