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Southern Evangelical Seminary President Richard Land: ‘Abortion on Demand is a Crime against Humanity and a Stain on Our Nation’s Moral Conscience’

Christian Apologetics Education Leader SES Notes Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide Again in 2019

January 20, 2020


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade observed Wednesday and the 2020 March for Life set for Friday, many in the pro-life community are mourning the millions of babies’ lives that have been lost.

While there is a grave individual cost to these children and lasting emotional scars for their parents, abortion is a “crime against humanity and a stain on our nation’s moral conscience,” said Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land

Land, who explores the topic of abortion as well as pro-life victories in his daily radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” said that the true toll of abortion is sometimes purposefully avoided, as evidenced by some of his media experiences.

“I have recently been interviewed both by PBS and by NPR,” Land shared. “Both interviews were taped and edited before broadcast. I find it instructive that both times my comments about abortion were truncated. Both times I pointed out that there was a racial component in the abortion debate in America, since black babies are aborted at three times the rate of Caucasian babies, and that abomination must stop. The producers might say it was edited for length, but why was the same exact part edited out both times?

“Also, after my latest interview,” Land added, “I received an angry email from a woman who wanted to know why I wanted to control women’s bodies. I replied, ‘The baby is not part of the mother’s body. He or she is a human being plugged into the mother’s body for life support.’ A baby’s heart begins to beat at 24 days after conception. I don’t know any women who have two hearts. Every abortion stops a beating heart, and God had a plan and a purpose for every one of those hundreds of thousands of babies who are killed each year in the United States and the millions of babies killed around the world. Don’t take my word for it. Look it up in a biology textbook. Abortion on demand is a grotesque atrocity, a crime against humanity and a stain on our nation’s moral conscience. It must come to an end.”

Land also pointed to new information that abortion was again the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019.

“What killed more people around the world last year than anything else: cancer, starvation, AIDS?” Land asks. “No, the leading cause of death globally in 2019 was again abortion. In fact, the number of children killed in the womb is significantly more than half the total of all deaths worldwide, according to The Christian Post. As of December 31, 2019, Worldometers had counted 42.4 million abortions—more than half the total number of deaths by every other cause (58.6 million). Abortions dwarfed every individual cause of death, including overall deaths due to disease (13 million). This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions worldwide per day.

“In the U.S.,” he continued, “where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended, and 4 in 10 of those are terminated by abortion, there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the U.S., Worldometers further reports, excluding miscarriages, end in abortion.

“What a sad commentary on world civilization, as well as American culture,” Land concluded. “What accounts for this? It is spiritual poverty, narcissism and self-worship—people who want to behave the way they want to behave without any consequences. We live in a life-denying culture, and in a life-denying culture the most vulnerable among us will pay the heaviest price. Who can be more vulnerable than an innocent child developing in the womb. God help us. May God stay his judgment just a while longer. May we turn this around and turn from this grievous sin.”

Read more about Southern Evangelical Seminary and SES President Dr. Richard Land, as well as his radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” which airs on nearly 800 stations nationwide, here.

For more information on SES, visit its web site at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.


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