Friday, October 21, 2022

"Abortion Is An Economic Issue"

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that abortion is an economic issue because “having children is why you’re worried about” gas and food prices.

Abrams said, “Abortion is an economic issue. It’s been reduced to this idea of a culture war."

Is she implying that abortion is an economic issue, but those far-right people have made it a "culture war issue?"

Be informed, not misled.

The secular worldview: Children are a financial liability, not a blessing.

She told MSNBC, “Abortion is an economic issue. It’s been reduced to this idea of a culture war. But for women in Georgia, this is very much a question of whether they’re going to end up in poverty in the next five years because women who are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies are four times more likely to be impoverished in five years. This is an economic issue and is being reduced to a culture war conversation. For families that have faced the issue of inflation, they care about housing prices. They care about whether they can afford to go to a doctor. That’s why I’m fighting for Medicaid expansion in Georgia."

She added, “Let’s be clear. Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas. It’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women, this is not a reductive issue. You can’t divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child. And so it’s important for us to have both conversations. We don’t have the luxury of reducing it or separating them out.”

Secular progressive message: "More abortions will help the economy."

Abrams, who is facing Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in a contentious gubernatorial rematch, then provided a nonspecific list of follow-up answers to the current high cost of living, which nearly 70 percent of respondents in a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll said was an “extremely important” or “very important” consideration for how they would vote.

"A governor can address housing prices. A governor can address the cost of education. A governor can put money into the pockets of everyday hardworking Georgians instead of giving tax cuts to the wealthy. That’s what I talk about on the trail,” Abrams said before switching the conversation back to abortion.

The Left is obsessed with abortion and LGBTQ "rights." They think ordinary Americans are as well.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, called Abrams’ remarks “barbaric.” 

The Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization that has endorsed Abrams' opponent Hershel Walker, paraphrased that “Abrams blames children” for rising costs of everyday goods.

House Judiciary Committee Republicans shared the clip of Abrams’ comment eight times on social media, asking various prominent Democrats, such as Warnock if they agreed with Abrams.

No response.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) suggested Abrams’ comments were “unhinged.”

She's right. They are very "unhinged." That's probably why GOP Gov. Brian Kemp has a double-digit lead over Democrat Stacey Abrams today.

The media is also "unhinged."

While the people of Georgia apparently are not buying Abrams' secular so-called, progressive ideas, the news media is all in, leading many to believe this kind of thinking---killing unborn babies on demand---will fix the economy. And is a consensus among Americans.

ABC News says, "The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to decide their own stances on abortion access has led 16 states to cease nearly all services. An economic fallout may come next."

They continue, "Abortion rights advocates have said that the lack of access to reproductive care can lead to poverty or debt and pregnancy can be expensive, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Abortion restrictions also disproportionately affect women of color, according to research conducted by The Institute For Women's Policy Research. That study also declared that "currently employed women aged 15 to 44 would gain $101.8 billion in higher earnings annually" if all state-level abortion restrictions were eliminated."

ABC News quotes Stanford economist Mark Duggan who declares that women who are denied abortions will face "economic hardships that last for years."

The news media in general is lining up behind this "economical solution"---Forbes, NPR, PBS, The New Yorker, Brookings Institution, Politico, and the list goes on and on.

Is euthanasia also an answer to fixing the economy?

If eliminating the lives of babies helps the economy, it stands to reason that terminating old people would also help the economy.

In fact, during the late 1990s secular humanist "progressives" were making the same economic case for euthanasia.

The New England Journal of Medicine finally responded in 1998 with an in-depth study of how much money could be saved by legalizing euthanasia.

Leftist activists and insurance companies were waiting for the results.

The progressives didn't get what they wanted from the study: 

"The Journal found that drawing on data from the Netherlands on the use of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and on available U.S. data on costs at the end of life, this analysis explores the degree to which the legalization of physician-assisted suicide might reduce healthcare costs. The most reasonable estimate is a savings of $627 million, less than 0.07 percent of total healthcare expenditures. What is true on a national scale is also likely to be reflected in the potential savings for individual managed-care plans. Physician-assisted suicide is not likely to save substantial amounts of money in absolute or relative terms, either for particular institutions or for the nation as a whole."

So the pro-assisted suicide activists dropped the "economic argument" and pushed on, convincing a number of states to legalize assisted suicide.


I personally don't believe politicians or activists who are pushing for abortion and euthanasia on demand are being honest. They merely see economic considerations as one of several "selling points" to help move their agenda forward.

The Left is committed to "remaking" our nation and institutions by devaluing "life" and "family."

America, a nation founded on the principles and values of the Bible, has been desensitized one generation at a time, one decision--one law at a time, one compromise at a time, and we are now drowning in a cesspool of secularism and relativism.

God has been removed from His rightful place in the culture. Pluralism and secularism now reign. The secular progressives are asking, "Who is God?"

Psalm 12:8 defines such a time: "The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted."

To put this in context, we read the entire chapter: "They speak vanity everyone with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak---the Lord shall cut off all flattering lips...Who have said, 'With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us'?"

"The Words of the LORD are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."

I'm reminded of Joshua: "Choose you this day whom you will serve..."

Be Informed. Be Encouraged. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.