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A little over 58 million babies have been aborted in America since January 22, 1973 (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton SCOTUS decisions).

Few of us have any idea how many “anythings” 58 million is.

Here’s something I did that might help us all to grasp the enormity of that number:

I opened a Word document. I typed periods across the top line, no spaces in between. I repeated the process until I got to the bottom of the page. When I was done there were 50

lines with 165 periods each, for a total of 8,250 periods filling the page.

Then I repeated the process, page after page, until I had 58,000,000 periods.

I wound up with 7,030 pages.

I then printed off all the pages. It took over 14 reams of paper (a ream is 500 sheets). The resulting stack was almost 30 inches high, about up to my waist.

As I sat gazing at that mind-boggling quantity of dots, like one who has for the first time peered through a powerful telescope at a faraway galaxy containing innumerable stars…

I later told a friend about my little experiment. His first response was, “Dude, you just killed a bunch of trees there!”

Yeah. Trees. That’s the kind of “tragedy” we get worked up about.

[1 Jul 2015, ]