Much is said on Memorial Day about remembering those who died to preserve freedom. There is one group of people who died to preserve a particular freedom, but they are rarely remembered. So, I shall devote my Memorial Day post to them.

In the past 37 years, over 49,000,000 have lost their lives for the cause of a single freedom. Yet, those who enjoy that freedom have erected no grand monument in remembrance of their sacrifice. There is no holiday set aside in their honor. There is no grave with flowers and letters etched in stone to remind the world of the person who once existed.

There are a few memorials across the country, like this one in Roanoke, Virginia, but many people find it foolish and even offensive for people to remember these souls lost. It is usually those who benefit the most from this freedom that they died for, who object the loudest.

Have you guessed yet?

The “freedom” I refer to is the freedom of choice, and the people who died are all babies. Every one of them murdered. Of course, we don’t phrase it that way. Abortion sounds much less horrible than out and out murder. But they are one and the same.

3,700 children are sacrificed daily in America, all in the name of the right to choose. These children are oppressed, tortured and murdered by those who should protect them with their lives.

So many people today will talk about how thankful they are to be free to spend time with their friends and families, to go to barbeques and other such amusements. These 49 million children were never even allowed the right to live, let alone any of the freedoms that we enjoy.

Is this the kind of freedom that we so cherish? The “freedom” to deny the rights of others? The “freedom” to oppress whomever we choose? The “freedom” to decide who lives and who dies? What sort of evil is this, for it is surely not freedom…?

“If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.” Leviticus 20:4&5 NIV (Giving a child to Molech was a form of child sacrifice practiced by some during that time period.)