The UKs Guardian Newspaper reported recently that women who kill their unborn children are financially better off than those who allow the children to be born.
They cite a study published by a research group at the University of California:
“Early results indicated that women who carry unwanted pregnancies to term are more likely to live in poverty, while 40% surveyed said they had sought abortions for financial reasons.”
This is right out of the leftist playbook. Find an issue everyone is concerned about, children’s health, the elderly, poverty, and then claim one of your core agenda items is the solution. No worries if it doesn’t solve the problem, you’re not really concerned about solving the problem, only pushing your agenda – and nothing has been used by the left to push their agenda more than claiming to fight poverty.
Beginning in the 1960s with Johnson’s “War on Poverty” the size and scope of the federal government increased massively only to have poverty rates remain about the same. Despite this, any calls to reign in social programs are decried by the left as being harmful to the poor. The agenda must be protected.
It’s not like we don’t know how to reduce poverty. Unfortunately, the solutions are not politically correct. One thing that helps ensure people, particularly women and children, will not be poor is stable, two-parent households. And not just any two-parent households but ones where there is a father and mother who are married to each other. Logically then, if the goal is to fight poverty, government policies should strengthen and support traditional marriage. But fighting poverty is not the real goal; the destruction of marriage is, so that will not happen. The agenda must be protected.
Now with opposition to abortion increasing and science making it less and less possible to claim an unborn child is not a human being, the left appears to be going back to what’s worked well for them in the past – claiming to be champions of the poor in order to keep the abortion mills churning. But just as you can’t spend your way to prosperity, neither can you murder your way there. Even if there are short-term financial benefits for individuals, it’s not a recipe for cultural prosperity. A nation that kills its citizens before they are born is cutting itself off from untold future creativity, innovation and productivity, virtually assuring its demise. But the agenda must be protected.