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The Fiscal Impact of Abortion Over the Past 40 Years

Essentially an entire generation, who could have been contributing to our society, has been eliminated .

Due to scientific advancement, we know now that life truly does begin at conception.

Let us examine the fiscal impact of abortion since Roe Vs Wade passed in 1973 and abortion became legal.

Consider that essentially an entire generation has been eliminated, as over 50 million babies have been aborted over the past 40 years.

A generation who could have been contributing to our society by paying taxes, creating jobs, buying homes, having families of their own, contributing to social security, and of course, voting – to name a few.

Also, there’s the annual fiscal impact of abortion to you and I as taxpayers. For example, Planned Parenthood – according to their recent 2012 statement – performed over 333,0000 abortions last year which generated an estimated $155 million in income to their organization.

Yet, you and I as taxpayers funded Planned Parenthood over $542 million in 2012, which represents 45.2 percent of the group’s total annual budget.

And consider the health ramifications of abortion, which carries a high risk of breast cancer, as well as emotional issues to both men and women, which often surface well into the future after their abortion.

When we think of abortion, let us step back from the sole choice aspect, and consider abortion for what it really is:

  • An entire generation who could have been contributing to our society has been eliminated.
  • A fiscal impact so significant that we as a country can not afford it.
  • Abortion causes great physical and emotional harm to our citizens.


We as a country can do better than this.

Let us all look forward to the day when Americans can welcome all life, and that all life will be protected by law.

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Mary Moran January 17, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Carl, keep an open mind and do the research pertaining to the correlation of birth control pills and breast cancer. And yes the body can tell the differance between a natural miscarriage, and a baby being ripped from the womb, that is common sense.
Carl Petersen III January 17, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Mary Moran 9:10 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013 "take a step back from the emotion of the abortion issue" . . Mary Moran 9:39 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013 "a baby being ripped from the womb" . . Recognized experts in the scientific community state that there is no link between abortion and breast cancer. Therefore, your statement, which is stated as a fact, is incorrect and, according to the Patch's rules, should be removed from your blog.
Mary Moran January 17, 2013 at 05:53 PM
well Carl, there are other recognized experts who say there is a correlation between breast cancer and abortion. I already provided you one link. Plus here is another one, from a physician. www.lifenews.com/.../abortion-breast-cancer-53-of-66-studies-in-54-.
Carl Petersen III January 17, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Mary Moran 9:53 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013 "www.lifenews.com/.../abortion-breast-cancer-53-of-66-studies-in-54-." . . Any link that begins with "life news" has an agenda involved. The American Cancer Societies only agenda is fighting cancer.
Mary Moran January 17, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Hmm, i'm beginning to think that if their solid research and opinion does not match yours Carl, then there's an "agenda" . Here's another link - research/opinion by yet another physician: www.bcpinstitute.org.
Carl Petersen III January 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Mary Moran 8:23 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 "Adoption is always a viable option for an unwanted child. There are so many couples who can not have children, but want them." . . So there are no children in the foster care system waiting to be adopted?
Carl Petersen III January 17, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Mary Moran 10:05 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013 "i'm beginning to think that if their solid research and opinion does not match yours Carl, then there's an "agenda" ." . . No, if the findings run contrary to accepted science, then there is an agenda. You can find a few scientists who will espouse creationism, but that doesn't change the fact that evolution is accepted science.
Carl Petersen III January 17, 2013 at 10:58 PM
"The abortion–breast cancer hypothesis has been the subject of extensive scientific inquiry, and the scientific community has concluded that abortion does not cause breast cancer. This consensus is supported by major medical bodies,[5] including the World Health Organization,[6] the U.S. National Cancer Institute,[7][8] the American Cancer Society,[9] the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,[10] and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.[11]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion-breast_cancer_hypothesis
Mary Moran January 18, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Thank you for the heads up, i was not planning to respond any further. take care.
American Girl January 18, 2013 at 04:13 AM
Mary stop while you are ahead. Carl loves to argue with women. He thinks he is smarter than all females on the planet. He will pick your posts apart with his rhetoric. Just ignore him. He is a very creepy guy with no life. Great article BTW!!
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 04:57 AM
June 8:13 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2013 "Mary stop while you are ahead. Carl loves to argue with women. He thinks he is smarter than all females on the planet. He will pick your posts apart with his rhetoric. Just ignore him. He is a very creepy guy with no life." . . When you can't refute the facts, go for the insults.
American Girl January 18, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Keep up the good fight Mary! Dont let the liberal haters stop you from posting on what you beleive in !
Elsinore 33 January 18, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Carl, you wrote a post about the difficulties you have in raising three adopted daughters with disabilities but seeing them grow up makes all the difficulties wortwhile and then you write here that abortion is justified because no one will take care of the babies when they are born. So which one are you Carl, the one who loves all children with all their fault's, or the one who see's children as some sort of object to be discarded or used for your own sick benefit? You seem to write as two different person's, you may be bipolar and looking at the post that you wrote in the other arrticle you put on the patch leads me to believe you need some serious help. I just hope that what people have been writing about you and the way you behave around your young step daughters isn't true, but based on your writing I am inclined to believe your critics.
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Elsinore 33 5:45 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "you write here that abortion is justified because no one will take care of the babies when they are born." . . As usual, you are relying on your belief that people are lazy to look up the original quote to mischaracterize what I had to say. Therefore, I will place the whole quote here: . . Carl Petersen III 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2013 Mary Moran 8:23 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 "Adoption is always a viable option for an unwanted child. There are so many couples who can not have children, but want them." . . So there are no children in the foster care system waiting to be adopted? . . My statement does not make any judgment on abortion. It simply questioned the truthfulness of the author's statement.
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Elsinore 33 5:45 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "So which one are you Carl, the one who loves all children with all their fault's, or the one who see's children as some sort of object to be discarded or used for your own sick benefit?" . . Yes, I love all children with all their "faults." I also believe that a woman has a right to decide what to do with her own body. It is irrelevant if I think abortion is right or wrong.
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Elsinore 33 5:45 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "You seem to write as two different person's, you may be bipolar " . . Before you start using terms that you do not understand, you should do some limited research. Bipolar disorder means that you swing between manic and depressive states. Having multiple personalities is entirely different disorder.
Batman January 18, 2013 at 05:00 PM
The only reason there is a wait is because of all the inefficiencies in the government-run adoption system.
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Elsinore 33 5:45 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "but based on your writing I am inclined to believe your critics." . . Are you trying to say that all people who are pro-choice are somehow criminals?
Batman January 18, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I suspect that Mr Petersen may be an anti-humanist. Anti-humanism is the fastest growing religion in the world today.
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Batman 9:00 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "The only reason there is a wait is because of all the inefficiencies in the government-run adoption system." . . Do you have some data to back that up?
Carl Petersen III January 18, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Batman 9:07 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "I suspect that Mr Petersen may be an anti-humanist. Anti-humanism is the fastest growing religion in the world today." . . I do not believe in any religion.
Batman January 18, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Perhaps you are and don't realize it... yet.
Batman January 18, 2013 at 07:14 PM
From what I have researched 2 to 6 months is the aveage wait to adopt a US born baby. That's not too bad. There will always be children waiting to be adopted, why is this a problem?
Kevin George January 18, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Batman, what did expect from a "Priest from Pluto" ? https://www.facebook.com/PriestFromPluto
Carl Petersen III January 19, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Batman 9:00 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 The only reason there is a wait is because of all the inefficiencies in the government-run adoption system. . . Batman 11:14 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "From what I have researched 2 to 6 months is the aveage wait to adopt a US born baby. That's not too bad. There will always be children waiting to be adopted, why is this a problem?" . . ?
Carl Petersen III January 19, 2013 at 05:33 AM
Batman 11:02 am on Friday, January 18, 2013 "Perhaps you are and don't realize it... yet." . . Because I am sure that you are more familiar with my beliefs than I am. Love how quickly you conservatives derail a thread - even one written by one of your own.
The Teller of Truth January 19, 2013 at 05:41 AM
I concur June.
The Teller of Truth January 19, 2013 at 05:42 AM
I believe that too Elsinore 33.
The Teller of Truth January 19, 2013 at 05:44 AM
@Kevin George.....good one! HAHAHAHA!
Constant Comment January 19, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Doesn't make much sense, does it? }~)

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