Friday, June 15, 2007

Pro Choice V Pro Life

I had a bit if a wake up call today reading the Newstalk ZB website and seeing this article...

"The number of abortions performed in New Zealand has increased slightly.

The latest Statistics New Zealand figures show 17,930 terminations were performed in the year ended December 2006. That is 400 more than in 2005, and follows a decreases of 3.7 percent between 2004 and 2005.Women aged between 20 and 24 had more abortions than other age groups. The median age of women having an abortion has remained stable over the past 20 years, at around 25-years-old."

It would seem that we are so flippant with numbers and statistics now that we can say that nearly 18,000 potential New Zealanders have been terminated and not think twice about it, well today I thought about it.

Check out the statistics here and here from the Statistics NZ website.

Long story short it says that since 1991 244,211 potential New Zealanders have been terminated.

What is the downstream effect of that, it's been over 30 years since abortion became legal, how may of those aborted babies would themselves be having babies now? What would our population be? How would our economy be with all those extra taxpayers, entrepreneurs, business people, inventors never experiencing life?

A quarter of a million people since 1991, if you say it quick doesn't sound that big does's only the approximate population of the Waikato.