Abortion and the Economy
By Al Marchese
It's been talked about, argued about, praised and condemned for 28 years…
Yes, it's abortion and … Pro-life people are dealing with pro-death neighbors,
who don't see the evil in it from a proper religious and moral point of view.
But a possible way out to get their attention is found in the Holy Bible.
It's Luke 16, vs. 8-9. It is the parable of the dishonest steward called on the
carpet by this master for squandering his riches. The steward was no slouch. To
save his skin, he called his debtors who owed the master much money. To one who
owed 100 measures of olive oil, he said, "Here is your promissory note. Sit down
and write one for fifty." To another who owed the master 100 kors of wheat, he
said, "Write eighty!" The moral of the story was essentially that the steward
(despite the usurious practices of the time) was smart enough not to have taken
graft, and gave his boss the true value of his money back through the debtors.
The parable concludes with the sentence: "For the children of this world are
more "prudent" in dealing with their own generation, than are the children of
the light." That last sentence is what this article is based on: a new prudent
approach to appeal to the pro-abortion citizens of our land.
January 22, 1973 was a day that cast a fatal stain on the U.S. Supreme Court.
They rendered the "famous or infamous" decision legalizing abortion. It was
called "The Roe vs. Wade decision", and still leads the Nation divided by the
people who characterize themselves as "Pro-Life, or Pro-Choice." Unfortunately
(although denied by many of the persuasion), Pro-Choice often means the death of
the developing child in the womb. Be that as it may, a legitimate question could
be in order in today's time as we enter the 21st century. That
question is: "What has abortion done to the economy?", in particular "the
Economy of your personal wallet," using Luke 16's wisdom.
Estimates from all governmental agencies and private organizations both
opposing and performing abortions generally agree: there have been approximately
45,000,000 abortions performed since January 22nd 1973! The thing you
never hear about from either side is the inescapable fact that untold millions
of these aborted children would now range in ages that would be capable of part
and full time work, according to the law! Those ages, 16 to 28, would be in the
U.S. workforce, from the youngster taking your order or orders at a Macdonald's,
to a young bright professional building a business, to tradesmen erecting an
edifice. They would be on their way to becoming needed doctors in the medical
field, teachers, policemen, nurses, drivers, entertainers, inventors and the
list could go on forever. How many potential "Bill Gates" have been aborted? Has
abortion killed the person who might have found years ago the cure for "AIDS??"
or Cancer??? True we might have aborted another Al Capone or Charles Manson, but
in life the good and the bad are, have been and will always be present together,
till the end of time! The preponderance of the "good" would outweigh the "bad"
and in addition to the benefits to our Country by these bright new citizens.
They would be paying taxes, contributing to the Social Security Fund, while
"increasing the ratio of needed workers to keep the fund solvent" (a most
On January 22, 2001 the courageous Pro-Life people will commence their annual
"March for life" in Washington D.C. I suggest, to really get the media's
attention, they carry signs that say for instance: "Arrest abortion!! It's
killed 45 million taxpayers!!!" How about "Save Social Security!! Stop aborting
future F.I.C.A. contributors!!" If some signs like that were shoved into the
politician's faces via the media, then only the ones who really don't care about
the "Killing Field in America" or like the abortion clinics with a vested
interest, would be the opposing but muted voices, as the sign James Carville
(Democratic campaign manager for Clinton) put on the President's desk to keep
the election on track, took predominance….."It's the ECONOMY STUPID!!"……The
steward in Luke 16 might just agree.
Submitted for publication by:
Member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish
Ocean City, MD