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AFA: Depravity of mankind continues to drive the appalling slaughter of the innocents by abortion

Monday, January 09, 2023 @ 08:26 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — Around the planet people are dying from AIDS (2 million), alcohol (2.5 million), smoking (5 million), infectious diseases (8 million), communicable diseases (13 million), but the most deadly, brutal, and avoidable deaths are from killing the unborn (44 million), according to Worldometer. This is the fourth year in a row abortion has been the leading global killer, despite a critical case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson, which returned the legality of abortion back to the state level.

American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano said the innate wickedness in the human heart and the evils that people have pursued since Adam and Eve are the main cause of such widespread killing.

“Who can doubt what the Bible says about the persistent depravity of mankind when we see numbers like these?” Vitagliano asks. “The horrifying reality is that we are slaughtering our own children and the future that they represent. After nearly three long years of terrifying people about COVID-19, the number of deaths due to abortion dwarfs the number from communicable diseases of all types. Heaven must weep for the precious babies lost in this modern day holocaust.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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