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Submitted by: Martha on  5/13/2010
Answered by: Fr. Frank Pavone
Topic: What makes more money?
What makes more money, pornography or abortion industry? This question came up in a faith formation class in our diocese.
Both of these industries generate a massive amount of revenue. 

The abortion industry has a revenue of about half a billion dollars a year.

Robert Peters, the president of Morality in Media ( , states, “I don’t think anyone could give you an accurate figure of how much money the ‘adult entertainment industry’ brings in,” he said. “Estimates in the U.S. typically range from $10 to $15 billion per year.  Two or three years ago, however, an article in Forbes magazine questioned those estimates, making the case that the true figure was much lower. Clearly, the “industry” has every reason to overestimate the money it makes, because in the eyes of many people, financial success equals acceptability.”

Of course, the amount of money each industry brings in does not determine which is morally worse. Abortion, because it is the direct taking of innocent life, is a worse form of evil than pornography, although both are gravely wrong.

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