On this Sunday today’s read is from columnist Derek Hunter. Here’s an excerpt:
The Treasury Secretary, former chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen testified in Congress (a couple of weeks ago).
“I believe that eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said.
Yellen took it further, telling Congress Roe v. Wade “enabled many women to finish school, that increased their earning potential.”
Who knew the key to a booming economy is abortion?!?!
Read the entire column here.
From Rachel Greszler and Jay W. Richards of the Heritage Foundation:
It’s bizarre that Yellen would say that limiting abortions would “have very damaging effects” on the economy.
On the ethical side: It ignores the life and inherent value of the unborn child. Federal law (the Unborn Victims of Violence Act) and dozens of state laws recognize unborn children as human beings. But abortion advocates presume unborn children only deserve protections if their lives were planned and desired.
Yellen fixated on the short-term labor force participation of mothers. Yes, having a child can easily lead to hundreds fewer hours spent in the formal labor force. But is the value of the time parents spend raising children of no value? Are children’s future contributions to society over many decades of life worth nothing?
Their column is here.