The promotion of death is big business in the United States. The abortion industry alone generates revenues of nearly $1 billion annually. Now there is also a movement to reduce health care costs for the very elderly or terminally ill through the premature termination of life – or euthanasia.
As Pope John Paul II so clearly stated in his encyclical “Evangelium Vitae”: “[W]e are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’ and the ‘culture of life.’ We find ourselves not only ‘faced with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict.”
Thousands of people currently make their living destroying unborn babies. It is not compassion, but money that is the driving force. Does anyone think LeRoy Carhart travels from Nebraska to Germantown, Md., each week to perform late-term abortions because of his empathy for pregnant women? A second- or third-trimester abortion can be priced between $1,500 and $10,000. Depending upon the child’s age in the womb, there are large sums to be made.