The costs of abortion are unprecedented when measuring three issues; the financial, moral, and spiritual tragedy of nearly 57 million abortions since Roe-Wade was approved as the law of the land in 1973.
Legal abortions cost nearly $23 billion dollars, however it is the illegal abortion that still commanded the most cost instead of the estimated $600 for one abortion. Illegal abortions could cost thousands of dollars depending on if the baby was close to its projected birth. Nobody really has an idea how many abortions took place prior to Roe-Wade but tens of millions more abortions are not out of the realm of probability.
The financial impact to America’s gross domestic product (GDP) will cost this country $45 trillion dollars according to calculations of theMovement for a Better America, and that is merely the resulting labor costs. Our national debt stands at over $16 trillion, an indication of how goods and services are also negatively impacted due to 56 million missing Americans. Those costs are difficult to calculate.
Social Security could be bankrupt in 21-year because the generation under 45-years of age has one third of the taxpayer base missing due to abortions. Each day 10,000 baby boomers are projected to retire each day for the next two decades. The hole left in America’s tax base from the millions of abortions will really be felt exponentially for decades.
The moral issue of abortion rarely is talked about even though religious standards clearly have God finding something as abortion as an abomination. Scriptures as the “shedding of innocent blood” is something God hates. There is no moral justification coming from the Bible in scripture to validate abortion.
One can extend the moral issue to one of rights for the father or potential baby. Rarely are the rights of the father given any consideration, however if the baby is born then all of a sudden the father is expected to assume his role whether the child is wanted or not wanted. The fetus’ right to life and constitutional rights have been obliterated in lieu of rights of the mother.
Our US Constitution’s spirit of the law is that one is free to do as one pleases as long as it does not interfere with the rights of another. Poor laws are constructed when this standard is not taken enough into consideration. Bad calls were made with justifying slavery, to justify interning Japanese-Americans, discriminating against same sex couples with DOMA, and the passage of Roe-Wade without sufficiently weighing the rights of the father and potential baby.
The life of the fetus was devalued to justify abortion the same way the 3/5th person standard was labeled to Afro-Americans to validate slavery and ignoring inalienable rights. The “not really a person” slogan has been successfully used before to run over an individual’s rights.
However the most devastating impact to society is the spiritual damage that is a consequence of injustice and unfair treatment of somebody unable to defend themselves. A philosopher declared you can tell the moral character of a society by how they treat the most vulnerable, and there is hardly anything more vulnerable than an unborn baby in the womb.
Self-centered thinking clearly is a main driver for abortion which is indicated by the pro-choice moniker. Choice for me, but not choice for either of you, the father or baby. Selfishness does reign in the majority of decisions for abortions as it becomes either inconvenient for me or I can’t afford to raise a child by myself. Excuse me but that is not how God setup the system.
This brings us to the spiritual issue of abortion as God has designed the creation model for man and woman to raise a child together. This man and woman model is still the best for raising children for child development within a marriage. Child experts substantiate that raising children in a stable marriage environment generates the best results.
A combination of factors are eroding the ideal model for raising children which many times deals with the same pitfalls as abortion…..pride, self-centered, non-sacrificial, and uncaring “adults” are divorcing, aborting, and breaking vows for personal expediency. Our prisons are full of people damaged from absent fathers, unsupervised or abused children, and broken families leaving a trail of destruction in the development of children. Abortion codifies these negative results spiritually in ways not even considered.
The shedding of innocent blood is unjust…period, and God always has judged societies for sacrificing their children by abominable practices. One can fill in the blank because God is revolted by the destruction of children regardless of the sorry justification concocted by people. God also is not in a hurry to judge sin as stipulated in the statement, “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full”. It is still God's desire that all come to repentance.
Although Jesus walked in the anointing of mercy and grace in the Holy Spirit, even He declared “it would be better to tie a millstone around your neck and be hurled into the sea than to harm one of these little ones”.
Debate can be articulated regarding whether the shedding of innocent blood curses the land or the city. When one inspects the curses of ignoring the law as outlined in Deuteronomy 28, one could make an assumption either way. The land “vomiting out” the inhabitants can be attributed to a region or a specific location.
It is very symbolic that even Pontius Pilate, a heathen Roman official, washed his hands and declared himself innocent of shedding Jesus' blood. Nobody was eager to face judgment about shedding the blood of an innocent individual.
The spirits of the slaughtered children return to God whom gave it, and little consideration is done or believed regarding what happens to the stolen lives of “fetuses” before having the opportunity to be born. The standard of “before you were in your mother’s womb, I knew thee” clearly establishes foreknowledge of the individual before being conceived in the womb. This issue is never addressed by the abortion forces because it is not understood or even conceivable.
This out of order travesty will be set in order when Christ returns which is what Jesus promised to His disciples. The spiritual mess generated by abortion regarding the lives lost and impact of being missing will be corrected beyond the resolution capability of what humans can dream up. There is immeasurable cleaning up to do.
It is not the end of the story by far.