A German court sentenced a 55-year old Lutheran pastor in jail on June 14 for … Volksverhetzung, which means incitement of the people….
Pastor Johannes Lerle was sentenced to prison for an year by Erlangen court in Germany for compar[ing] the killing of the unborn in contemporary Germany to the holocaust.
Without legalized abortion the number of German children would increase annually by at least 150,000….
(UPDATE: 6/28, 11:10a: Generations for Life has posted information on a retraction to the above story. Apparently the pastor was jailed for denying the holocaust.)
In fact, Germany and all of Europe are in the midst of an underpopulation crisis, as Newsweek reported way back in 2004….
Most of us are familiar with demographic trends in Europe, where birthrates have been declining for years. To reproduce itself, a society’s women must each bear 2.1 children. Europe’s fertility rates fall far short of that, according to the 2002 U.N. population report. France and Ireland, at 1.8, top Europe’s childbearing charts. Italy and Spain, at 1.2, bring up the rear. In between are countries such as Germany, whose fertility rate of 1.4 is exactly Europe’s average.
What does that mean? If the U.N. figures are right, Germany could shed nearly a fifth of its 82.5 million people over the next 40 years – roughly the equivalent of all of east Germany, a loss of population not seen in Europe since the Thirty Years’ War.
In 2007, according to the CIA World Fact Book, 96 of 222 countries, including the U.S. and all the aforementioned, are not populating at replacement levels. Were it not for immigration, the U.S.’s population would be falling.
The push to legitimize illegal immigration in the U.S. is actually a push to replace our aborted children. This is particularly so of self-obsessed aging baby boomers, now worried there will be no one to see to their comfort otherwise, who ironically pushed for all those abortions.
[Hat tip: LifeNews.com via Dr. Frank. Photo of Pastor Lerle courtesy of SVM News.]