“Stalin once famously said, ‘One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.’ Well, then the statistics are staggering: Some historians believe that between the murder, the state sanctioned famine, and the concentration camps, Stalin was responsible for 40 million deaths.”
she celebrates life by crocheting baby booties. booties that she gives to parents when they first find out they are going to have a baby. she says nothing else they have tried makes the reality of a new life quite so clearly as a pair of baby booties. mothers and fathers may not see or feel their child, but looking at those booties they can imagine that life. not a statistic or a mass, but a life. i am so proud of what tamara does. she doesn't just say she's against abortion. in fact, i don't think she ever says that. she says she loves people and wants to help young women and men in crisis situations and be there for them with whatever it takes to get them through. she doesn't just fight for life. she gives her life. she pours it out for others proving to them that they are not just a statistic, but a significant, valuable, creation.