The Net Value of Abortion

Chelsea Clinton, whose voice sounds eerily like her mother’s, was speaking during a stop of something called the “Rise up for Roe Tour,” when she suddenly broke into the Clinton female’s equivalent of song — i.e., an inarticulate, trance-like drone — to praise the great god, Death, as only a Clinton can.

“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.

“It is not a disconnected fact – to address this t-shirt of 1973 – 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.”

To paraphrase: 

A lot of women who might have been “trapped” at home, “stuck” with the “burden” of raising the children they chose to risk producing through their thoughtless pleasure-seeking sexual activity, are instead contributing to the economy and gratifying the mindless consumption urge by making and spending money without having to “waste” time and energy fussing about those children they freed themselves of by killing them — thus depriving millions of women (and counting) the same opportunity Chelsea is here waxing demonic about.

Sounds like Clinton reasoning to me.

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

But for what it’s worth, since we’re in the progressive realm of calculating the economic and social value of human lives, let’s play that game for a moment, shall we?

Since Roe v. Wade:

Sixty million babies have been aborted in the United States.

The annual divorce rate has been higher EVERY YEAR than it ever was before 1973.

The proportion of babies born out of wedlock in the U.S. is now reportedly as high as 40%.

Add all that up, and it equals this: the American family has been decimated.

Easy abortion on demand, with its implicit moral sanction of the idea that a fetus is just a curable health problem (unless one decides it isn’t), has done so much to contribute to the modern climate of no-fault promiscuity, which has inevitably led to unwanted pregnancy, which in turn has led, inevitably (since not everyone who has a little accident has the heart to murder it when push comes to shove) to unprecedented numbers of children being raised without two parental figures, which usually means without a father.

This suggests the Roe v. Wade decision has directly contributed to the creation of a permanent and growing underclass – disproportionately “minorities,” but the white numbers are huge too – who lack the personal attention, individualized education, moral guidance, and maturity-nurturing emotional safety net that only a stable home and family life can provide.

That’s on top of the obvious direct effect on “normal society” of Chelsea’s good news statistics about women entering the economy, namely a socio-economic status quo based on the systematic neglect of children, even in two-parent homes, with both parents “pursuing their dreams” and hence viewing the children as, at best, a side-benefit or semi-pleasant weekend responsibility of marriage, rather than as a primary concern or – dare I say it? – the main fulfillment of life, as many women used to view motherhood.

Thanks in part to the pioneering generation of Roe v. Wade – which generation obviously and famously includes Chelsea’s dear mommy, the Butcheress of Benghazi – America now has unprecedented numbers of catatonic young people hooked on drugs (illicit and prescription), alcohol, video games, and pornography. Millions of Americans without a moral compass, whose “role models” are amoral celebrities and cynical billionaires. More people who, for all their superficial rebelliousness, are in the end ready to accept and spout any illogical slogan they are spoon-fed by their schoolteachers, the media, and community organizers.

More people, in short, who think like Chelsea Clinton, though usually without the silver spoon veneer that makes her appear almost respectable — until she speaks. People who set the value of human life at naught, compared to the petty self-absorbed agreeableness of money and consumption.

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