[Ed. – Apart from being offensive, the argument is ridiculous since there is no way to predict an alternative reality. The article, for example, quotes a financial adviser who wrote, ‘If only one-third of those who have been aborted were available to start work on their 18th birthday, the demise of Social Security would be put off for decades.’]
If you can’t convince someone to support abortion with bodily rights arguments, try pushing the money angle, Chelsea Clinton told a group of abortion activists Saturday.
CNS News reports Clinton claimed the infamous U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade was a good thing, not only because it gave women the “dignity to make our own choices,” but also because it led to a $3.5 trillion boost to America’s economy.
“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?” Clinton said during a “Rise Up for Roe” rally protesting U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“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,” she continued.