According to the Center for Diseases Control & Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of deathin the US are heart disease: 616,067, cancer: 562,875, stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952, chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924, and accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706 (stats as of 2007; click here for source).
The CDC left off the leading cause of death. Approximately 1.3 million children are killed each year in the United States through abortion (click here for source). 1.3 million. 1.3 MILLION! That is more people that we lost in WWI, WWII, and the current wars in Iraq and Afganistan (source). 1.3 million. Total abortions since 1973: 52,000,000 (source).
One organization is making a difference. Heroic Media is a "faith-based non-profit that reduces abortion by creating a Culture of Life through television, billboard and internet advertising which connects women in crisis with life-affirming pregnancy centers." I appreciate that Heroic Media helps women identify alternatives for themselves and their child. In the areas that Heroic Media has run ads, abortion rates drop by 20%. 20%! What a great start. If you want to know how to help, click here. If you believe in the right to life, this is a great cause to support. If you believe in the right to choice, giving women healthy options should be included in your mission to help women make informed decisions. That includes the option to choose life.
Thank you Heroic Media for your efforts.