Monday, March 12, 2007

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 ( – 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.

The pro-life former Democrat appeared as the featured speaker for a fundraising banquet last Tuesday for the Sav-A-Life Care Center, which counsels women contemplating abortion. The Center was raising money to buy ultrasound equipment in order to become a health clinic.

"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."

Miller became a pro-life champion in the US Senate after a conversion that began in the 1990s, and has generated controversy by criticizing his party's absolute dependence on ultraliberal activists and the abortion lobby, esp. in his 2003 book A National Party No More: the Conscience of a Conservative Democrat. The former senator even went so far as to break ranks with his party to endorse George Bush's re-election in 2004 and give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention.

Linking abortion to the population shortage faced in the United States, however, has been politically dangerous and unpopular. Republican state Sen. Nancy Schaefer made a similar statement nearly a year ago only to retract her statements after an unfavorable reception in the mainstream media.

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.'"

Video: Zell Miller addresses Sav-A-Life banquet in Macon, Georgia

"In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae"