August 10, 2011
What Is The Cost of Abortion to America?
By Mike McManus
www.InvisibleInfants.org and click on “My Little Room Video” to see a
smiling baby and hear a little girl’s voice, “Last night my mother and
father came together and I was conceived. At that moment God gave me my
soul. I am happy, nestled in my mother’s womb. My mother does not yet know
I am in here. I am a baby girl…I am getting big. Now I have eyes, hands and
“I so hope
my mother loves me and thinks I am sweet. She and I are connected by an
umbilical cord. This has been done by the Lord…
mother found out I am here. Suddenly I am full of fear. She is not happy. I
am unwanted…My father too didn’t like the news. It seems my parents are not
married so they’re not sure I should be carried. Hey, Mom. I am not a
tumor, and this body is mine. An unborn child is not a malignancy!
“…If I were
born, I would have every right. But in my mother’s womb, I can’t fight. I
will die…Tomorrow is the day I’ll be killed…I’ll never get a chance to play
dolls or go to school. Before I ever get my start, my parents will stop my
little baby heart.”
know there are about a million abortions a year – 1,140,000 in 2010.
But do you realize how
many babies were never born since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision? By the end
of this year, 52.6 million children were killed by their own parents.
This is a
staggering carnage that violates the Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”
undermines one of America’s sacred scriptures from the Declaration of
Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
the invisible infant in the womb deserve to live? Because it is
inconvenient? If so, why did the parents have sex without practicing birth
there were 744,000 abortions of babies who would be 38 years old, if they
were alive today. If about half had married and had an average of 2.1
children, another 390,000 babies would have been born.
assumption that people marry at age 24, About 10 million of those invisible
infants would have married and would have had 10.8 million children of their
own. Perhaps another 2 million babies would have been born out-of-wedlock.
Consequently, America is missing about 65.5 million people. That is more
people than live in New York, Los Angeles, and an additional 127 of
America’s largest cities.
consequences of these missing people are staggering. Marco Ciavolino, a
computer consultant, created the Invisible Infants website and the
spreadsheet which estimates that these people would have earned $5.7
trillion, (assuming an average per capita income of $26,000 according to
Census). They would have paid $1.4 trillion in taxes!
was in grade school, the Roe decision was handed down by the Supreme Court.
His mother posted a bumper sticker in their home, with a picture of a baby
and the words: Never To Live Or
as a young person understanding the issue. I now see it as the single most
threatening horror of modern times. It is the deliberate and systematic
dissolution of our population and our citizens. It is at once horrific and
yet goes on from day to day without anyone saying anything, treating it
We live in a
time of high unemployment. If all those children had been born, wouldn’t
the economy be worse?
No. If those
Invisible Infants had been born, they would have been a boon to the economy.
This column noted recently that the 76 million Baby Boomers only had 49
million children. No wonder they have trouble selling their houses and
downsizing! If 38 million couples had the usual 2.1 children they would have
had 80 million children. There would be no housing slump.
important, remember these words from Genesis: “God created man in his own
image, in the image of God he created them male and female. God blessed
them; and God said to them: `Be fruitful and multiply.”
As Marco put
it: “Human beings are distinctly valuable in courage and spirit. Any
governmental system which treats individuals as supremely valuable, has
Disclosure: My organization, Marriage Savers,
is helping promote the InvisibleInfants.org website.