Dennis M. Howard
Can America survive the abortion boom?
By Dennis M. Howard
November 1, 2015

Twenty years ago, I ran full-page ads in the Washington Times National Weekly forecasting economic disaster ahead for America because of the economic and social impact of the abortion epidemic.

Since then, a major economic malaise has set in while the abortion toll has risen from 38 million to 59 million. That's 30% of our entire younger generation – Gen X, Y and Z all together.

No other generation in history has suffered that kind of toll. It's as if we had a nuclear war that wiped out the population of our 93 largest cities. Within three short years, that count will climb to include our 100 largest cities.

I recently spoke on this topic to the Bringing America Back to Life Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire. I'm now in the process of writing a major series of 15 articles on this topic with a view toward making it a major issue in Campaign 2016. I intend to follow it with a book.The first article in this series is now available online

Let's face it: if some foreign enemy had exacted a toll of this proportion on America, we would have totally destroyed them. But we did it ourselves, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The economic impact is enormous. Our research indicates that the cost of abortion in terms of cumulative lost GDP has reached $50 trillion and will continue climbing even if all abortions stopped tomorrow.

That's nearly 3 times our national debt of $18.4 trillion, and it's rapidly making our ability to handle our obligations totally unmanageable. In fact, this year's increase in the long term cost of abortion is like nearly doubling all federal taxes.

And this cost will continue climbing because there is no way to bring back 59 million people who would have grown up to be just as productive as the rest of us. Currently, it's like erasing 18.4% of our total economy, and that will only go higher.

In addition, there is an unavoidable echo effect with each new generation.

At replacement rates, 59 million abortions means that 59 million more children will not be born in the next generation because their parents were aborted in this one. And that effect will echo down the centuries from one generation to the next . . . and the next . . . ad infinitum.

By the end of this year, this echo effect will increase the total economic loss from abortion to nearly $64 trillion. And there is no way to stop it except for America to drastically change its ways.

That's the price the U.S. Supreme Court tragically overlooked when they decreed Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, the federal government keeps subsidizing Planned Parenthood to the tune of over $500 million a year. That's like subsidizing a highway to national suicide.

America cannot survive such insanity.

The only path to recovery is for all Americans of good will to unite and demand an end to abortion. That's why this campaign is so important in this election year.

If we can reduce the number of abortions by 10% a year through education and political action, we can end this crisis within 20 years. We can end it even faster by defunding Planned Parenthood and reversing Roe v. Wade.

Here's what you can do to help end it . . .

1. Help make the economic impact of abortion an issue in the 2016 campaign by sending this message to your favorite presidential candidate.

2. Forward this message to your friends and invite them to do the same.

3. Speak truth to power by donating $25 or more to help fund this campaign. In return, we'll send you all 15 articles in this series by personal email.

A wise friend recently told me after surveying the current political scene, "I think the problem is with the American people themselves. There is no way we can solve this crisis without thoroughly waking the American people up."

He's right. Spending billions on political campaigns is an exercise in futility without a major change in public opinion. But the only way I know to do that is to educate people about the consequences of their behavior.

This series of articles is designed to do that as the first step in a campaign to wake up Americans to the catastrophe that lies ahead if we can't end abortion soon. It is absolutely urgent that we get the economic impact of abortion on the public agenda in this election cycle.

You can do it by helping us spread the word about this message today.

Go to our web page and read "No Kids, No Future," the first in this series of 15 articles exposing the economic impact of abortion today.

Then send us your most generous gift to help fund this campaign through the internet, social media, videos, talk radio, and a forthcoming book based on this same series.

© Dennis M. Howard


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Dennis M. Howard

(Dennis M. Howard passed away on May 6, 2021. His obituary can be read here.

Dennis M. Howard is founder and president of The Movement for a Better America, a non-profit, pro-life educational organization. Before starting MBA in 1995, he had a long and successful career in journalism and creative marketing. He has been writing since 1950, when he helped launch The Sun Herald of Kansas City, America's last attempt at publishing a Catholic daily... (more)


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