[Ed. – What a callous and heartless thing to say!]
Give Chelsea Clinton credit for getting at the heart of the utilitarian argument for abortion. Most abortion activists put it in terms of women’s rights — and Clinton does here, too — but it’s almost always framed in the utilitarian context of “wanted” children. The former First Daughter just puts that into the ledger sheet:
“Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency – you have to care about this,” Clinton said Saturday at a “Rise Up for Roe” event.
She added, “It is not a disconnected fact … that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right? The net, new entrance of women – that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.”