A Republican Congressman says he’s not surprised to see mass shootings in America when nearly 50 years of legalized abortions has produced an incredible disrespect for human life in general.
Rep. Billy Long, a Missouri Congressman, says the killing of 63 million babies in abortions has destroyed the respect for human life that existed prior to Roe v. Wade.
Long told the the Missouri-based radio station The Eagle 93.9 that “guns aren’t the issue. He criticized proponents of gun control for ‘trying to blame an inanimate object for all of these tragedies.’”
“When I was growing up in Springfield, you had one or two murders a year,” said Long, who is running for the U.S. Senate. “Now we have two, three, four a week in Springfield, Missouri.”
“So something has happened to our society,” he continued. “I go back to abortion, when we decided it was OK to murder kids in their mothers’ wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these folks.”
“If there was something that would work that would prevent some of these things, any reasonable person is going to look at anything like that,” Long said.”But to this day and time, no one has been able to come up with any kind of a suggestion that would have helped in any of these situations.”
Figures figures from the National Right to Life Committee show that almost 63.5 million babies have been killed in abortion since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Although abortion totals per year have gone down since their highs just after Roe, almost 900,000 babies are killed in abortions every year and those totals have increased slightly in the last two years because of the COVID pandemic and massive uncertainty in the world, according to NRLC’s projections.
The ultimate figure of 63,459,781 babies killed in abortions is greater than the populations of a couple dozen states and larger than many of the biggest countries in the world.
“This is more that the population our country’s most populous state (California) and a number greater than the combined population of our 23 least populous states,” NRLC Education Director Randall O’Bannon says.
“To get another take on the enormity of that loss, a nation with a population of 63.5 million would rank about twenty third on the list of the world’s most populous countries. In terms of population, a nation that size would rank ahead of such countries as Italy, Spain, Kenya, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Cambodia, South Korea, or Canada,” he added.