Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee is quoted as follows regarding abortion and the reduction in the American workforce:
“Sometimes we talk about why we’re importing so many people in our workforce,” the former Arkansas governor said. “It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973.”
Many are taking issue with the Holocaust comparison, and I can see that. What I really have a problem with, however, is his claim that the abortion rate is somehow impacting the American workforce. Because I’m sure that every single one of those million babies would now be a stable and productive member of society after being brought up by a mommy who didn’t want them in the first place. Because none of those million babies were aborted for medical issues. Because none were done to save the mother, which would have taken her out of the workforce.
Uh huh. Tell me another one, Huck. By your same reasoning, if we’re having to hire immigrants and illegals to pad out the workforce because there aren’t enough workers, then our unemployment rate should be near zero. Instead, we had a 4.7% unemployment rate in September, and there were just over seven million people unemployed last year.
One has nothing to do with the other. If you find abortion distasteful and immoral, then you should have the balls to say so, not just go pulling meaningless statistics out of your ass.