Skip to comments.Is the ecomomy the untold casualty of abortion?
Posted on 08/01/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT by wagglebee
The pro-life movement often talks of the science behind life in the womb, the fact that abortion leaves emotional, psychological and physical scars on women and the inherent beauty of every life. What we dont often talk about, though, is money.
After all, doesnt it seem somewhat crass to couch pro-life arguments in terms of economic benefit? The reality, though, is that abortion hasnt impacted our society only in emotional, social, and cultural ways. Its also impacted our society economically. And one political scientist is now claiming this very thing.
Mark A. Olson, a former liberal community organizer turned pro-life consultant, has published research that abortion in America has cost our nation more than $16 trillion in federal revenue or approximately the amount of our current national debt.
In a slide presentation summarizing his research, he first notes that the figure of 50 million abortions far under-represents the cumulative population loss due to abortion, which he places at a staggering 126,469,904 as of January 1, 2014.
Based on this number, Olson applies the per capita individual tax burden to the lost population number for each year, a method which he says controls for other demographic variables. His finding: as of January 1, 2014, $15,734,000,000,000 in federal revenue has been lost due to abortion.
A press release issued today by Olson stated, Basic macroeconomics says that any such loss in population will result in a collapse of the necessary aggregate supply and demand to sustain long term national economic growth. The population loss due to abortion would have the same negative economic impact as any population loss due to war, epidemic, or natural disaster.
Olson concludes that the fiscal problems our nation is facing can be solved neither by conservative nor liberal policies but only through ending abortion on demand.
The reality is that abortion doesnt only kill children. It doesnt only devastate women. It doesnt only shock and grieve men. It doesnt only deaden national conscience and deprave our collective culture. It does all of these, and more.
Certainly, life is sacred apart from economics and it always will be. And truth be told, waving signs that read Save a life, save the economy probably wont change many minds and hearts.
At the same time, evaluating the impact of abortion without evaluating the resulting economic losses is an incomplete study. Tragically, we know that not even one dollar of that lost $15 trillion is enough to bring back one of the precious lives lost through abortion.
But one thing we can do is make sure that not one more dollar funds the taking of innocent lives and not one more dollar propagates the lie that abortion does no harm.
He couldn't be more right and deep down the politicians in Washington know this.
The reason that so many are pushing for amnesty is that they know we need more taxpayers and this is because we've murdered a third of our own.
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In their view it keeps unemployment numbers down since the aborted citizens couldn’t find a job anyway.
Of course it is! Also, birth control. The Baby Boomers were sold a bill of goods when they were told not to procreate. Now they are facing an old age of poverty!
I don’t have the numbers in front of me but I read that vast majority of abortions are in the low income, low information citizenry, thus those additions to the population would not be working and purchasing but merely taking. And I am in NO WAY advocating abortion.
This discussion is repeating points I have made for years;but mainly if you kill your children you kill your own future.
It is sort of simple, isn’t it?
The over-whelming majority of woman getting abortions are liberals. Consider what this country would look like if all those aborted babies had grown up to be liberals. One way or another the population of liberals must decrease or very bad things will happen.
“Wimins” studies students no doubt. I still say most are people who would never work or purchase, that in itself is another problem.
We are not suffering from a loss of workers. We have a lack of jobs with the lowest labor participation rates since 1978. In order to pay taxes, you need jobs. The vast majority of those receiving amnesty would be net takers in terms of benefits received versus taxes paid. 51% of the illegal aliens lack even a high school degree.
Blacks use abortion the most. It is estimated that the black population would be double what it is today without abortion. The black unemployment rate (U-3) is currently 11.7%.
Remember that abortion is also the sacrament of many upscale Americans. I just read that Israel - surely one of the most successful countries in history - is wildly pro-abortion and it registers as #1 in why they don’t trust Christians. Not that I am attacking them in this time of trouble! So, many children who could feed the economy worldwide are dying - not just the poor.
Are you saying that abortion is fine as long as it's liberal women having abortions? A simple YES or NO will suffice.
Abortion has changed our culture, not just the population headcount.
If you aren’t responsible for your baby (father or mother)
then how are you responsible for anything else?
Just as the middle east won’t be solved by pretending Islam is the religion of peace. (actually it is the religion of war against women and war against jews)
Our issues won’t be solved because our culture has become one of no one is responsible for anything!
I read a good article one time that talked about the high odds of another Einstein type person that was aborted and how many technology/humanitarian advances we have missed out by not having these geniuses/innovators walking among us via this abomination.