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  • Rep. Chu: Tax-Funded Abortions ‘Will Actually Save This Country Money’

    07/27/2016 11:36:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2016 | 2:42 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) praised the Democratic Party platform’s new language Tuesday that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, saying doing so will save money. […] Chu supported the EACH Woman Act last summer, which would have lifted the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion. …
  • Italy Experiencing a Massive Baby Shortage Due to Abortion

    02/17/2015 11:16:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/17/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion has consequences.The Italian health minister gave a recent interview in which she said Italy is a “dying country.” Why? Because abortion has depleted the European nation of its next generations and caused a massive baby shortage.While some abortion advocates decry overpopulation, Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level – 8.4 per 1,000 people — since 1861.Beatrice Lorenzin, the minister of health, said: “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions,...
  • The Abortion Distortion [Gruber: Abortion Reduces Crime!]

    01/02/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | January 02, 2015 | Mona Charen
    JANUARY 2, 2015 The Abortion Distortion Jonathan Gruber’s thesis that abortion had led to a crime drop is cold and almost certainly false. By Mona Charen Jonathan Gruber, sage of MIT and proud champion of the Affordable Care Act, may well have had the worst year in American public life. His repeated demonstrations of arrogance, contempt for the American people, and smug self-satisfaction brought mortification to his party and president. His glib references to the redistributionist aspects of the Affordable Care Act gave the lie to the Democratic party’s dubious claim that the mandate was not a tax, along with...
  • Killing Babies in Abortions Will Save the Government Money?

    07/25/2013 7:34:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    LifeNews ^ | July 25, 2013 | Michael Norton
    “Priceless” is the value most moms and dads would put on their newborn child. A newborn represents the delicate and fragile nature of life itself. Many would call their newborn baby a “miracle.” But the current administration in Washington, D.C. does not seem to agree with the “priceless” evaluation—at least it does not act like it agrees. If there is a way to support the abortion industry with taxpayer dollars, President Obama and the rest of our government finds and implements it. Now, even the “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office has joined this pro-abortion cabal by placing a value on the...
  • Abortion Has Claimed the Lives of 17 Percent of Americans

    01/24/2012 4:27:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/24/12 | Allan Sears
    It’s the time of year when thoughts turn more concertedly to the ongoing tragedy – and travesty – of abortion. Activists count back to the January 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and produce new calculations on how many lives have been ended prematurely through the deliberate choice of their mothers—and with the often enthusiastic cooperation of medical professionals who have found their own ways of reconciling the destruction of life with their Hippocratic oath. (The latest addition tells us that a number roughly equivalent to the population of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona has been subtracted from the...
  • A Star Is Born (Did the Roe effect sink JoAnne Kloppenburg?) {PRO-LIFE ~ HOME SCHOOL}

    04/19/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2011 | By JAMES TARANTO
    This weekend's Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., drew familiar figures like Sarah Palin and Andrew Breitbart, but perhaps the most interesting speaker was a 14-year-old girl named Tricia Willoughby. Tricia wowed, among others, Rachael Larimore, who writes for's ladies blog, XX Factor. [botwt0419] YouTube "What's impressive is her strong voice, her confidence, and, let's face it, her youth," Larimore writes. "The Tea Party is often seen as being made up entirely of cranky middle-aged people who don't like paying taxes. But here is a smart, engaging young woman speaking with the poise of someone older." Showing considerably...
  • Santorum: Abortion to Blame for Some Social Security Problems

    03/29/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 126 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/29/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Rick Santorum the former Pennsylvania senator who is eying a bid for the Republican nomination for president, blamed part of the insolvency problems related to social security on abortion.He says the system would be stronger if not for the 53 million abortions that have robbed the nation of potential workers who would be contributing to the program. Santorum’s comments came during an appearance at an event in New Hampshire, the site of one of the first primary election battles.“The social security system, in my opinion, is a flawed design, period,” Santorum said in an interview with WEZS Radio in Laconia,...
  • No. 1 economic problem: Not enough babies

    02/07/2010 3:53:29 PM PST · by bronkburnett · 36 replies · 881+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 6, 2010 | Michael Master On "Forbes on Fox" on Jan. 30, 2010, the discussion turned to how population is affecting the U.S. economy. The panelists and Steve Forbes agreed that the USA needs more babies. The No. 1 variable affecting our economy today is the decision by our government, from the late 1960s to 1985, to promote zero-population growth, with the number of births decreasing. The birthrate fell from 2.3 children per family to 1.3 at times. To maintain a population, a birthrate of 2.1 children is required. That decreased birthrate has impacted everything from demand for products to health-care costs to relaxed...
  • Freakonomics Revenge: Authors Crediting Abortion for Crime Drop Now Blame Feminism for Society Ills

    10/24/2009 4:30:56 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,454+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    We'll have to wait and see if the so-called outside-the-box thinking once praised by some of liberal media elites will get the same reception with this latest edition. In 2005, University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner released the book "Freakonomics" that provided cover for the pro-abortion movement in America by suggesting legalized abortion lowered crime and had a positive impact on society. However, in their new book "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance," Levitt and Dubner blame what is generally accepted to be a liberal...
  • Aborting Taxpayer Cost of Abortion - ZOT!- Abortion Saves Money!

    06/06/2009 12:48:47 PM PDT · by theronraeway · 4 replies · 680+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | 06/03/2009 | Ron Rae
    <p>According to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization on sexual and reproductive health issues, state and federal tax dollars paid $89 million for 177,404 abortions in 2006.</p> <p>“Already this year tens of thousands of Americans have asked Congress to respect the consciences of taxpayers and stop the abortion bailout,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, in early May. “As Congress begins the new appropriations process, it would do well to heed the voices of constituents and stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to the abortion industry.”</p>
  • Roe at 35 ... (50 million abortions, equal to the combined populations of 25 states)

    01/18/2008 4:28:20 AM PST · by IrishMike · 62 replies · 436+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday 01/18/2008 | Gary Bauer
    Thirty-five years ago this Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that produced this provocative paradox: a moderately pro-life nation with the most anti-life abortion law in the West. Few court decisions have had as broad an impact on American life as Roe vs. Wade, which subsequent courts have interpreted as having discovered a constitutional right to abortion for any reason and at any time during pregnancy. Since Roe, at least 50 million abortions (equal to the combined populations of 25 states) have been performed, and its demographic repercussions continue to shape voting patterns and are a driving...
  • Prof: U.S. liberals on slope to extinction

    08/24/2006 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,284+ views
    Prof: U.S. liberals on slope to extinction WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. liberals face extinction if they don't start having enough babies to keep up with conservatives, a Syracuse University professor told ABC News. Professor Arthur Brooks said after studying numbers from the governmental General Social Survey, he found 100 unrelated liberal adults have 147 children, while 100 unrelated conservatives have 208 kids. Brooks said that makes a difference, as 80 percent of people with political opinions vote like their parents. In response, conservative pollster Kellyanne Conway told ABC liberals are creating their own fertility gap by their beliefs....
  • The Fertility Gap

    08/22/2006 11:36:49 AM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 20 replies · 914+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | August 22, 2006 | ARTHUR C. BROOKS
    Liberal politics will prove fruitless as long as liberals refuse to multiply. The midterm election looms, and once again efforts begin afresh to increase voter participation. It has become standard wisdom in American politics that voter turnout is synonymous with good citizenship, justifying just about any scheme to get people to the polls. Arizona is even considering a voter lottery, in which all voters are automatically registered for a $1 million giveaway. Polling places and liquor stores in Arizona will now have something in common. On the political left, raising the youth vote is one of the most common goals....
  • The Fertility Gap

    08/22/2006 12:58:44 AM PDT · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 64 replies · 1,175+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 AUG 06 | Arthur C. Brookes
    The midterm election looms, and once again efforts begin afresh to increase voter participation. It has become standard wisdom in American politics that voter turnout is synonymous with good citizenship...--snip--Simply put, liberals have a big baby problem: They're not having enough of them, they haven't for a long time, and their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result.
  • New generation ponders debate

    01/24/2006 11:42:32 AM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 411+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-24-06 | Gary Emerling
    Princeton University student Christian Sahner yesterday stood next to a black and orange pro-life banner on the Mall, a striking symbol of what some say is a growing gap between the Roe v. Wade generation and today's young adults. "Our generation has grown up with abortion as a reality. It's become very personal to a lot of people," said Mr. Sahner, 21, one of about 40 pro-life students from Princeton who attended yesterday's 33rd annual March for Life in the District. "I think people are thinking about it, and the tide is changing to some extent." While Mr. Sahner and...
  • Oops-onomics: Did Steven Levitt, author of “Freakonomics”, get his most notorious paper wrong?

    12/02/2005 10:02:20 AM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 9 replies · 779+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec 1st 2005 | N/A
    ABORTION cuts crime. That claim—first demonstrated by John Donohue, of Yale Law School, and Steven Levitt, of the University of Chicago, in an academic article in 2001*—is the kind of provocative and surprising conclusion that has made Mr Levitt's book, “Freakonomics”, such a runaway success this year. Unwanted children, the story goes, are more likely to become criminals in later life. Abortion, legalised throughout the United States by the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade ruling in 1973, prevents unwanted pregnancies from becoming unwanted children. Higher abortion rates from the 1970s onwards thus help to explain why crime rates fell in...
  • WHY ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON CRIME? (Sun-Times Lists Abortion as Crime Deterrent)

    10/18/2005 6:23:17 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 36 replies · 811+ views
    WHY ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON CRIME? The U.S. violent crime rate is at a 30-year low, and experts have many theories to explain it, especially the drop in the 1990s. Among them: -The fastest-growing population segment is those over age 50, who commit few violent crimes. -A record 2 million-plus people are locked up in prison. -The crack market shrunk in the '90s. -About 100,000 police officers were added since the mid-'90s. -Improved tactics -- such as the "broken windows" theory of policing, which cracks down on petty crime -- have helped. -The nationwide legalization of abortion in...
  • Urban Perspectives | An old-time racist chestnut makes a toxic comeback

    10/04/2005 1:05:37 PM PDT · by 2banana · 40 replies · 1,111+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 4th, 2005 | Acel Moore
    Urban Perspectives | An old-time racist chestnut makes a toxic comeback By Acel Moore Talk-radio host, conservative Republican, and former education secretary (under Pesident Ronald Reagan) and drug czar (under George H.W. Bush) William Bennett's recent comments about crime and abortion reinforce my belief that many in white America are still in denial about race. In case you did not hear his comments, made last Wednesday on his syndicated radio show - appropriately called Bill Bennett's Morning in America - here's a taste: "If you wanted to reduce crime, you could - if that were your sole purpose, you could...
  • Linking abortion to drop in crime offensive (BARF ALERT)

    10/02/2005 7:40:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies · 1,006+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 2, 2005 | MARY MITCHELL SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Is William Bennett, the former education secretary, a racist for arguing hypothetically that "aborting every black baby in this country" would reduce the crime rate, even though he added that such a thing would be "morally reprehensible?" Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apparently thinks so, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) obviously thinks so, and the minority leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), definitely thinks so. "What could possibly have possessed Secretary Bennett to say those words, especially at this time?" Pelosi wondered to CNN. "What could he possibly have been thinking?" Before I answer my own question, let's...
  • Study Links Abortion, Race And Lower Crime [The study Bennett may have been referring to]

    10/01/2005 7:17:51 AM PDT · by syriacus · 53 replies · 2,562+ views
    Old Free Republic thread ^ | 5/17/2001 | George Lawson
    A controversial study linking a reduction in crime during the 1990s with legalized abortion two decades earlier has been published in one of the nation's foremost scholarly journals. The study, entitled The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime, was published in the May 7 edition of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, which is edited by the Economics Department of Harvard University and calls itself "the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language." Authored by researchers John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt, the study had been privately circulated since 1999, but had not been accepted for publication...
  • Bill Bennett was citing Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner

    09/30/2005 3:31:28 PM PDT · by patriciaruth · 136 replies · 3,536+ views
    Freakonomics, A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (book) | 2005 | Steven D. Levitt
    From Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner "So, how did Roe v. Wade trigger, a generation later, the greatest crime drop in recorded history? "As far as crime is concerned, it turns out that not all children are born equal. Not even close. "Decades of study have show that a child born into an adverse family environment is far more likely than other children to become a criminal. And the millions of women likely to have an abortion in the wake of Roe v. Wade--poor, unmarried and teenage mothers for whom illegal abortions had been too expensive...
  • Bill Bennett- Abortion and African Americans

    09/29/2005 10:20:00 AM PDT · by Stone Mountain · 126 replies · 3,974+ views
    Salon ^ | Sept 28, 2005 | Tim Grieve
    Bill Bennett: Fewer black babies = less crime in America If Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman is serious about wooing African-American voters, he can throw all his energy into speaking to African-American groups and recruiting African-American candidates. Either that, or he could just ask Bill Bennett to shut up. Bennett, who served as secretary of education under Ronald Reagan before writing the beloved-by-the-right "Book of Virtues," explained on his radio show yesterday that America could reduce its crime rate by eliminating African-Americans. Media Matters has the audio. The gist of it: A caller to Bennett's radio show suggested that...
  • Bennett:Black Abortions Would Lower Crime (President Bush Repudiates)

    09/30/2005 8:47:13 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 296 replies · 5,824+ views
    AP ^ | 9-30-05 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Friday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for remarks linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. "The president believes the comments were not appropriate," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you...
  • Democrats Demand Bennett Apology for Remark

    09/30/2005 9:21:21 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 145 replies · 3,041+ views
    BlackVoices ^ | 9/29/2005 | AP Staff
    Conservative Links Crime Rate and Abortion of Black Babies A conservative talk show host, William Bennett served in the Reagan administration as education secretary. WASHINGTON (Sept. 29) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats on Thursday demanded that former Education Secretary William Bennett apologize for remarks on his radio program linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies.Bennett responded that the comments, made Wednesday on his "Morning in America" show, had been mischaracterized and that his point was that the idea of supporting abortion to reduce crime was "morally reprehensible." The author of "The Book of...
  • Rev. Peterson on Hannity & Colmes Tonight, 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST. Topic: Bill Bennett and Blacks

    09/30/2005 2:01:26 PM PDT · by NewDestiny · 8 replies · 639+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny) ^ | September 30, 2005 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Friday, September 30, 2005 Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson will be a guest on Hannity & Colmes (Fox New Channel) tonight, Friday, September 30, at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST. He will discuss the controversy over Bill Bennett's comments on race, abortion, and crime. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the author of the book SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, which is due to come out in paperback on October 11. Due to the nature of live television times and dates are always subject to change.
  • TRANSCRIPT: Bill Bennett Interview on Hannity & Colmes Regarding Race/Crime (Colmes shamed)

    09/30/2005 8:33:59 AM PDT · by cgk · 63 replies · 3,199+ views
    Bill Bennett Interview on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes Regarding Race, Crime, Etc. Courtesy of Fox News Channel/9-29-2005 First, our top story tonight is the controversy surrounding radio talk show host Bill Bennett. Yesterday on his radio show, Mr. Bennett -- Dr. Bennett was quoted as saying. I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you cold abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go down...that would be an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would...
  • White House Criticizes Bennett Remarks

    09/30/2005 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 151 replies · 3,105+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | September 30, 2005
    WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for remarks linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. "The president believes the comments were not appropriate," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you...
  • Vanity - What was the context of Bill Bennet's talk about "aborting black babies to lower crime?"

    09/29/2005 9:07:37 AM PDT · by jettester · 35 replies · 931+ views
    Rick Robert's Radio Show AM 760 (San Diego) | N/A | Me
    This morning while driving to work, Rick Robert's was going off on Bill Bennet for a statement he made either during his show or an interview. The clip he played was of Bennet saying (as best as I can remember): "If you really wanted to lower the crime rate - even though that would be horrendous and unthinkable, would be to abort all of the African Amercian babies." Robert's was saying how stupid this was and that Bennet had given all of the liberals/race baiters/etc. something to be critical of. However, Robert's did not play enough of the tape to...
  • Senator Demands Apology for Bennett Comments on Blacks and Crime

    09/29/2005 4:06:36 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 112 replies · 3,411+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/05
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats on Thursday demanded that former Education Secretary William Bennett apologize for remarks on his radio program linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. Bennett responded that the comments, made Wednesday on his "Morning in America" show, had been mischaracterized and that his point was that the idea of supporting abortion to reduce crime was "morally reprehensible." The author of "The Book of Virtues," answering a caller's question, took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up....
  • ROE V. WADE = Falling CRIME Rate

    09/18/2005 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Reconray · 47 replies · 1,343+ views
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette ^ | 9/18/2005 | Albert B. Southwick
    Startling drop in crime rate in last 20 yrs. lies in ROE v. Wade...................
  • Abortions linked to falling crime rate

    05/13/2005 10:29:49 AM PDT · by voletti · 39 replies · 988+ views
    The Economist ^ | 12 may 2005 | The Economist newspaper
    Towards the end of that decade, confounding the expectations of most analysts, the teenage murder rate fell by more than 50% in the space of five years; by 2000, the book notes, the overall murder rate was at its lowest for 35 years. Other kinds of crime fell too. Why? Some gave the credit to economic growth; others to gun control; still others to new methods of policing, or to greater reliance on imprisonment, or to increasing use of the death penalty, or to the ageing of the population. Mr Levitt goes carefully through these various explanations, checking them against...

    05/01/2005 6:13:42 PM PDT · by AmericanDave · 29 replies · 1,132+ views
    My Brain | 01/05/05 | AmericanDave
    I was reading about the Social Security shortfall in revenue. And about how it was due to the Baby Boomers (of which I'm one, thank you) retiring with too small a workforce behind us to support the system. "And it made me wonder" 1. Why less children being born since the end of the boom in early 1960's. 2. Have there been NO baby booms since then? 3. Could the legalizing of abortion coincide with this population decline?! 4. Could overturning Roe vs Wade create enough people STILL to be old enough to SAVE Social Security without any changes to...
  • Future Demographic Changes and Electoral Votes

    04/28/2005 9:56:16 AM PDT · by Hawk44 · 34 replies · 1,030+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/28/2005 | James Taranto
    Time Waits for No One On Friday we noted that the Census Bureau has released new population projections through 2030, which largely show that states George W. Bush carried in 2000 and 2004 are expected to grow faster than those his opponents won. Blogger Steven Jens has run the numbers and figured out how these estimates, if they prove accurate, will affect the apportionment of congressional seats and electoral votes. This table shows the effect of the projected change on the first presidential election after the 2010, 2020 and 2030 censuses, assuming that each party's candidate carries the same states...
  • The Roe Effect Goes Mad (Mad Magazine recognizes the Irony of Roe v Wade)

    03/08/2005 7:25:29 AM PST · by Guillermo · 53 replies · 2,424+ views
    Wall Street/Opinion Journal ^ | 3-7-2005 | Taranto
    The Roe Effect Goes Mad We know the Roe effect has arrived now that Mad magazine has recognized it. The humor mag's March issue has a comic strip (not available online; on page 24 of the magazine) that depicts a mother and daughter having the following dialogue (emphasis omitted): Daughter: I'm going to a pro-choice rally. Mother: Really? You know, when I found out I was pregnant with you I actually considered having an abortion. Daughter: WHAT? Mother: But I couldn't find a doctor, because back then abortion was outlawed. Daughter: Why are you telling me this now? Mother: Because...
  • Abortion hitting social security hard

    02/20/2005 5:17:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,288+ views
    Abortion may have set America up to implode. Consider this: As politicians scramble to posture on Social Security reform, a key element is being ignored: the effect of abortion on the SS shortfall. Since Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion, creating an abortion industry, we’ve seen 45 million unborn babies aborted in this country. An estimated 17 million of them would be contributing to the economy today, paying taxes, and paying into Social Security; but they will not be there. In 2025, when Social Security is projected to be in real trouble, I wonder if anyone will stop to think about...
  • The Empty Cradle Will Rock. How abortion is costing the Democrats voters--literally.

    01/22/2005 6:52:38 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies · 759+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 28, 2004 | LARRY L. EASTLAND
    Let's look at the 2000 election to see what those 6,033,097 Missing Voters meant to its outcome. What would these Missing Voters have meant to the election in Florida? In the actual popular vote for president in the 2000 general election in Florida, George W. Bush was declared the winner by 537 votes. But if the 260,962 Missing Voters of Florida had been present to vote, Al Gore would have won by 45,366 votes.
  • Abortion is killing the Democrats

    12/29/2004 4:19:33 AM PST · by Ellesu · 116 replies · 2,590+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | 12/29/04 | Cal Thomas
    For Republicans, Social Security has been the untouchable third rail, at least until President Bush promised reformation by transformation. For Democrats, the third rail has been abortion - no exceptions, no restrictions, no compromise. Now some Democrats sound as if they might be willing to alter their fundamentalist position on abortion in order to stop their electoral hemorrhaging and start winning elections again. Could they be serious? In a Dec. 23 New York Times story headlined "Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue," several prominent Democrats suggest their party should at least open its doors to abortion opponents and make...
  • Why the Left is Dying

    12/13/2004 8:16:24 AM PST · by RepCath · 25 replies · 1,184+ views ^ | Dec 13, 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    The National Abortion Rights Action League's youth coalition, Generation Pro-Choice, dispatched an email this week with the headline "Rumors of Gen Pro-Choicers demise are greatly exaggerated." Interestingly, it didn't say that the "rumors" were false, only that they were exaggerated. It is increasingly clear to NARAL, though subtly expressed, that the demise of the Left is imminent. I am convinced that the political strength of conservatives, so evident in the gains of the 2004 election, is a reflection of a more permanent conservative impulse that runs deeply in the American character. But conservatism is not the chief threat to liberalism;...
  • Republicans Outbreed Us, Democrats Fret

    12/10/2004 9:16:20 AM PST · by JustAnotherOkie · 159 replies · 3,006+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Dec. 10, 2004 11:43 a.m. EST
    Democrats' endless and often clueless stewing over the GOP's latest election triumphs just keeps getting funnier. Now they’re worried, with some justification, that fertile young conservatives are replacing dried-up old liberals. Have you heard of "natalists"? They’re the left's new boogeyman. These curious Middle American creatures, it seems, care more about having a family than a summer home in the Hamptons. They tend to have conservative moral values. And ... they're reproducing! Now the media elitists are examining this phenomenon of flyover country as if it's some sort of exotic species that must be dissected, though perhaps not exterminated. The...
  • GOP on the Edge

    11/26/2004 5:56:39 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Nov. 23, 2004 | James Taranto
    GOP on the Edge The Los Angeles Times notes an interesting trend in political demographics: In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. . . These growing areas, filled largely with younger families fleeing urban centers in search of affordable homes, are providing the GOP a foothold in blue Democratic-leaning states and solidifying the party's control over red Republican-leaning states. Many agree that in these high-growth communities, as in much of the...
  • Economic Scene: It Was the Economy after All (NYT ignores Roe effect)

    11/25/2004 6:12:16 PM PST · by dufekin · 15 replies · 736+ views
    The [Fraud] Times, New York, New York ^ | 25 November 2004 | Prof. Jeff Madrick
    Despite all the talk that the presidential election turned on the issue of moral values, it turns out that economics did indeed matter, and mattered a lot. Those households with incomes above $50,000 benefited most from President Bush's tax cuts, and they voted decisively for him. In fact, according to the surveys of voters leaving the polls, the higher the income, the more the support for Mr. Bush. And those households with incomes below $50,000 generally voted for Senator John Kerry. The poorer the household, the more likely its members voted Democratic. But the below-$50,000 group did not completely break...
  • Reverse Roe Effect?

    11/16/2004 1:44:24 PM PST · by Steel and Fire and Stone · 19 replies · 1,379+ views
    OpinionJournal (WSJ Online) ^ | 11/16/2004 | JAMES TARANTO
    We're not sure we agree. It's doubtless true that if Roe is overturned, some women seeking abortions would travel to states where it's legal, as they did in the olden days before 1973. But it's hard to imagine that people would vote with their fetus to such a degree that they'd decide where to live in the hope of aborting future pregnancies.Still, what if they do? In the short term, it would increase the population of states like Connecticut, while making "red" states even redder. But in the long run it'd be hard to sustain a culture that defines itself...
  • NPR Spot on Roe Effect - Vanity

    11/15/2004 10:39:03 AM PST · by MB6.3 · 23 replies · 869+ views
    NPR is set to air a program this afternoon/evening that appears (based on the Morning Edition teaser) to deal with OpinionJournal's James Taranto's "Roe Effect". Seems Red State women are having more babies than Blue State women and NPR's looking the implications.
  • Is the right outbreeding the left?

    09/19/2004 12:54:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies · 1,750+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2004 | Ellen Goodman
    JUST THINK of all the time we wasted worrying about the culture gap, the religious gap, the class gap, and even the gender gap. Now we are told that the political future will rest in the fertility gap. This is the latest bulletin from the demography-is-destiny crowd. The fate of red and blue America will come down to who is filling those pink and blue nurseries. These tidings were brought to us recently by Phillip Longman, who worried in The Washington Post that liberals aren't having enough little liberals: "Conservative, religiously minded Americans are putting far more of their genes...
  • Democrats Slaughter Democratic Majority

    08/30/2004 2:48:36 PM PDT · by kkindt · 17 replies · 981+ views
    Center for Disease Control ^ | 8/27/2004 | J Stanford
    According to Center for Disease Control statistics, there were approximately 12,785,800 legal abortions between 1973 and 1982. If they had been born, the vast majority of these children would survive today and be eligible to vote. These voters would disproportionately have been members of Democratic-leaning constituencies. Roughly one-fifth of them (about 2,725,000) were non-white – the vast majority of these African-Americans. If they had voted at the same rate as other young non-white voters (about 40%) and following the same patterns as the rest of the nation, these voters would have contributed about 1,928,000 votes for Bush and 2,375,000 votes...
  • The Roe Effect

    08/23/2004 11:40:48 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/23/04 | James Taranto
    Duncan Currie of The Weekly Standard reports on a new Pace Poll that finds "new voters are trending pro-life on abortion": Pace Poll researchers slice the new voter demographic into four groups. There are those who believe "abortions should be legal and generally available" (21 percent); those who feel "regulation of abortion is necessary, although it should remain legal in many circumstances" (23 percent); those who say "abortion should be legal only in the most extreme cases, such as to save the life of the mother, incest, or rape" (41 percent); and those who think "all abortions should be made...
  • Study: U.S. abortion policies are impacting elections & destroying Democrats -- literally

    07/01/2004 6:25:49 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 21 replies · 277+ views
    BP Press ^ | Jun 30, 2004 | Michael Foust
    Is it possible that Al Gore lost the 2000 election because the very people who would have voted for him have long been dead -- killed by abortions years ago? That's the theory behind an article by writer Larry L. Eastland in the June edition of The American Spectator. The article was reprinted by The Wall Street Journal June 28. Eastland's theory is simple: Democrats are more likely to favor abortion, and their children -- like all children -- are likely to take on the voting habits of their parents. Because Democrats are more likely to abort their children, he...
  • The Aborted States of America – by County

    06/30/2004 1:24:55 PM PDT · by · 36 replies · 562+ views
    6-30-04 | Freeper allthingsnew
    The counties in red on this map has a total population of 44,000,000 (Forty-Four Million) – the number of reported surgical abortions since the Roe v Wade decision of 1973. Freeper allthingsnew e-maied it to me and asked if I could post it. Here it is for your consideration.
  • The Empty Cradle Will Rock - How abortion is costing the Democrats voters--literally

    06/29/2004 12:07:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies · 250+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | June 28, 2004 | Larry Eastland
    <p>Monday, June 28, 2004 12:01 a.m.</p> <p>These numbers will not change. They are based on individual choices made--aggregated nationally--as long as 30 years ago. Look inside these numbers at where the political impact is felt most. Do Democrats realize that millions of Missing Voters--due to the abortion policies they advocate--gave George W. Bush the margin of victory in 2000?</p>
  • The Empty Cradle Will Rock

    06/28/2004 3:44:49 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 12 replies · 197+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/28/04 | LARRY L. EASTLAND
    More than 40 million legal abortions have been performed and documented in the 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared abortion legal. The debate remains focused on the legality and morality of abortion. What's largely ignored is a factual analysis of the political consequences of 40 million abortions. Consider: • There were 12,274,368 in the Voting Age Population of 205,815,000 missing from the 2000 presidential election, because of abortions from 1973-82. • In this year's election, there will be 18,336,576 in the Voting Age Population missing because of abortions between 1972 and 1986. • In the 2008 election, 24,408,960...