Controversial Former US Senator Names Abortion as Culprit in US Population Shortages
“How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years?” Miller asks
By Peter J. Smith
MACON, Georgia, March 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former US Senator Zell Miller blamed abortion as the reason why the United States faces shortages of military manpower, the impending collapse of its social security system, and depends on illegal immigration.
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“How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years?” Miller asked his audience. “Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973.”
“If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security,” the former Georgia governor said. “Still, we watch as 3,700 babies are killed every single day in America. It is unbelievable that a nation under God would allow this.”
Miller praised the number of cures developed through adult stem-cell therapies, and condemned embryonic stem research as abortion on a smaller scale.
"It is not a proper fate for a human being made in God's image...killing is wrong when it is called abortion and it is just as wrong when it is called research."
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However, Miller made it clear he will not back down from his statements, and urged other Americans to take a courageous stand against abortion. “And sometimes in the life of a nation, a time comes when men and women of conscience and courage have to stand up and be counted and say, ‘Enough! No more, this cannot continue.’”
Zell, if you are reading this (ha!) and ever come through St. Louis, the beers are on me. I suppose it is just one more sign of the really lamentable state of affairs these days that there isn't a single viable pro-life candidate for President to yet declare. Sen. Brownback is pro-life, but as yet hasn't garnered much support. If you think European civilization is in its death throes and are wont to be complacent, consider these wonderful front runners in the Presidential race: Obama, Clinton, McCain, Giuliani.
Unfortunately, maybe that pro-life candidate we're looking for was aborted, and we'll never know.
For the full article on Miller, read here: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/mar/07031208.html