I decided to see if the pro-choice rhetoriticians were speaking the truth about me – that I, as a pro-lifer, don’t care about people once they are born. I do donate to a few organizations that try to advance the pro-lfe cause, so I wanted to know, do I donate more to helping the pre-born or the post-born? I really didn’t know. Maybe the rhetoric about me is true. Afterall, there is truth in the saying that where your money is, there is your heart, also.
After looking at what I donate monthly to various causes, I learned the following about myself:
I donate 8.75 times more money to causes that help US children and families, including disabled and sick children, than to pro-life organizations.
I donate another 2.4 times more money to causes that help US adults, including veterans and the elderly, than to pro-life organizations.
For every dollar I spend on pro-life organizations, I spend $6.25 dollars helping children and families in other parts of the the world (this includes American Indian families, as they are separate nations).
So all told, I spend $17.40 on helping people post-born people here and around the world for every $1 that I spend supporting a pro-life organization.
And these numbers don’t count the organizations I support who primarily focus on people’s spiritual needs. Those organizations are more and more also starting to provide physical help such as school supplies and free meals. The above numbers also do not include the money I spend helping individuals on my own, rather than donating through an organization, or the one-time donations I make to universities and local school foundations.
I was really starting to believe the rhetoric put out by the pro-choice lobby. But after doing some number crunching, I see that I care about the post-born at least 17x more than the pre-born. I would still like to do more to help kids and families struggling here in the US. But the pro-choice rhetoric is decidedly false, at least for me.
How about you?