Star Parker

In the words of a nurse who described the procedure, as reported by Supreme Court Associate Justice Kennedy in the opinion he wrote on the partial birth ruling: “The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head…”

The leader of the Democratic Party, the President of the United States, thinks this should be legal in our country. And Republicans don’t think we should be talking about this?

John Mueller, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a former economic advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp, has written about the impact of abortion on the economy.

Mueller has estimated that, as of 2000, legal abortion reduced the US population by about 11 percent. Reduction in population translates into an equivalent percentage reduction in economic output, according to economists. This means that abortion has cut today’s 15 trillion economy by at least $1.7 trillion.

The core of our entitlements crisis lies in dropping population growth rates, resulting in an aging population. This places a growing tax burden on a smaller labor force to cover the retirement and health costs of our elderly.

Mueller attributes the current deficit in Social Security to this shrunken work force, diminished in size due the ravages of legal abortion.

Whether or not Todd Akin bows to pressure to exit his Senate race will not change the fact that the core problem in our country is moral and the poor economy reflects this.

When Republicans try to hide from morality and abortion, they hurt their party and our country.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.