Talk about living in an elitist liberal bubble.
While speaking at a “Rise up for Roe” campaign event on Saturday, Chelsea Clinton noted how the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in America, has been great for the economy, the Washington Examiner reported.
In effect, Clinton sees the abortion industry as an economic stimulus that has added about $3 trillion to the U.S. economy, as she explained at the event organized to drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing,” Clinton said. “If you care about social justice or economic justice agency, you have to care about this.”
She went on to talk about an increase in the number of women entering the work force and the impact this has had on the economy.
“It is not a disconnected fact – to address this t-shirt of 1973 – that American women entering the labor force from 1970 to 2009 added 3 1/2 trillion dollars to our economy. Right?”
And to be clear of her intent, she attributed this directly to Roe v. Wade.
“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,” Clinton said.
Of course, the big hole in her theory is not accounting for the impact of losing up to 60 million persons from the national workforce, as noted by The Examiner’s Becket Adams — this being the estimated number of abortions since 1973.
But an even bigger hole in Clinton’s “terrible” argument was exposed by National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke.
“The problem with this argument, obviously, is that it is entirely unresponsive to the debate over abortion, which is not economic in nature, but moral,” Cooke wrote. “If unborn children are not living human beings — and if, therefore, it doesn’t matter if they are aborted — then obviously one will be in favor of abortion, especially if it leads to salutary economic news.”
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