If Roe v Wade were repealed the annual cost to the taxpayer is $1.3 trillion*. And that's not counting the cost of building the orphanages it will take to house the unwanted children that were formerly unwanted pregnancies (see below for the total $12.4 trillion 18 year cost.) They'll need a roof. Foster Care is already overloaded.
In Mexico, the Philippines, India and Brasil abortion's illegal or strictly controlled and hoardes of abandoned kids roam the streets begging, stealing, prostituting, drug dealing. Is this what we want for America?
Unwanted pregnancies become unwanted children. You can't legislate the desire to have a child, so the unwanteds will be handed over to the state. Or they'll be shuffled around and mistreated until they eventually end up in an orphanage or foster care or juvenile detention.
Criminalizing abortion is not saving lives; it's depriving unwanted children of the primal love of devoted parents, the birthright of every child, condemning them to lives of low self-esteem and despair.
Loving parents are foundational to a strong society. Forcing women to have unwanted children is no way to get there, but if you do, it's horrificly irresponsible to not consider the cost. Get out your checkbooks.
The total total tab, counting what it costs to build the 360,000 orphanages it will take to house these 25.2 million new unwanted children, is $12.4 trillion over the first 18 years. (The average orphanage housing 70 kids will cost about $1.3 million to build. For 25.2 million kids, that's $453 billion in capital costs. Half a trillion.)
The GOP leadership has a few people who can use a calculator and numbers don't lie. They know that repealing Roe v Wade would cripple America fiscally and socially--that it would so damage us economically as to eventually impair our national security. Russia could overwhelm us in a couple of generations if we cripple ourselves by repealing Roe v Wade.
The GOP leadership has no intention of ever repealing Roe v Wade, but they keep pretending otherwise. Ask yourself why.
*Here's the calculations:
a. Annual abortions 1,400,000
b. Avg years of care 18
c. Cumulative # in care (a*b) 25,200,000
d. Annual cost per child $50,000
e. Annual budget (c*d) $1,260,000,000,000
That's right, $1.3 trillion a year, every year, without counting capital costs, crime and other social costs.
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