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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Economic Destruction Caused By Abortion

In a sense, this is a follow up to yesterday's post about the huge number of unborn babies killed by contraceptives that claim to only prevent conception. Last Wednesday LifeNews published an opinion piece entitled The Economic Cost of Abortion: $202 Billion in Lost Taxes. The article looked at 1 of the consequences from the murdering of over 52 million people via abortion since 1972. In this case, how it has affected the economy.

Of course, the reason to oppose abortion is that it takes a human life. It takes a life of a person made in the image & likeness of God. But that doesn't mean we can't look at some of the other consequences of doing so. We need to face up to another dirty little secret, some of the economic problems we are facing today wouldn't exist if those killed by abortion were alive.

For instance, look at the mess that Social Security is in. In all the discussions about how to prevent it from going bankrupt 1 fact has been largely ingnored. & that is why the huge drop of people paying into the system? I say largely because some people have spoken up. But for the most part the message has been ignored.

Interesting enough, according to the article, even USA Today once admitted the effect abortion was having. “If only one-third of those who have been aborted were available to start work on their 18th birthday, the demise of Social Security would be put off for decades.” (David Mastio, “Abortion Altered America’s Future,” USA Today, Jan. 21, 1998, p. 15A.) & if all of them were alive I doubt that concerns about Social Security would even be discussed.

The late Larry Burkett wrote an article on the effects of abortion on the economy that year as well. "Incredible as it may seem,by the time the peak of the baby boom generation reaches retirement age, the number of abortions since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision will equal the number of births in the baby boom." (I am assuming he based his estimates on what was the annual number of abortions at that time & that he was operating on assumption that abortion would still be legal.)

& that is only 1 effect. The loss in tax revenue to Federal, state & local governments is another. The article author points out that given an approximate annual Federal tax revenue of "approximately $8500/citizen, and assuming that those aborted between 1975 and 1990 (approx 23,782,000 lives, based on Guttmacher estimates) would now be productive taxpayers, the U.S. economy is losing roughly $202 billion per year in tax payments as of 2012." & that is only Federal loss. California's current fiscal crisis may well have been avoided had abortion not been legal. (Follow the link above to Burkett's article for more effects.)

While we can't put 100% of the blame for our economic woes, we can sure put a huge amount of it there.

This LifeSite article only takes into account those murdered by abortion, not contraceptives. But the larger the number of those denied the right to life, the larger the unexpected consequences are. The Bible reminds us that we reap what we sow. & it is clear that we are reaping an economic disaster in the name of allowing abortion to remain legal.


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