Public support for abortion has been decreasing for several years, as increases in technology have brought to light just how much life exists at a very early age of a baby’s life.
Despite of the shift in public opinion to protect unborn children, the support of the Supreme Court justices who seem to believe in the right to life, the passage of the Partial Birth Abortion Act and the many parental notification laws that have been added, abortion is still the law of the land. And the death toll continues to rise. Since 1973, more than 48 million unborn children have perished - 1/7th of the current population.
Abortions have dropped to their lowest level since 1976 and continue to decrease. Planned Parenthood has been struggling to obtain funding and has had to close many abortion centers.
On the other hand, one of the first things that President Obama did was to extend funding for abortions abroad. With a strong abortion supporter in the White House, I don’t think we are going to see abortion over turned in the next four years.
But, as the recession continues to worsen over the next several years, we could see a drastic shift in public support towards fiscal conservative politicians. After a few more years of Obama’s socialistic economic policies fail to revive the economy, the public will be chiming for a new leader to take the nation in a new direction. In fact the public is already at odds with the bailout that Obama pushed through congress, 70% of the public is against the bailout.
Trillions of dollars in higher taxes will be needed to pay for the increase in debt and the burden of the expanded government. And that is going to take a lot more workers. The problem is going to be magnified by reverse migration caused by the increase in unemployment, as workers leave the country in search of work and the rich leave the country in search of lower taxes and better business regulations.
The culmination of these events will lead a skilled politician to propose a new solution. The idea will be to stop all abortions, so that we will have a boom in population to help pay for the mounting national debts and unfunded social security, medical, welfare and many other government programs. This is a great idea and public support will be ripe for the opportunity.
The abortion industry is a billion dollar industry in itself, so the economic advantages will have to be greater than the loss of this industry. But, over the next few years as the industry continues to shrink, the loss of this service industry will be very small in comparision to the increased tax revenue that could be generated from a large increase in population.
Other nations, like China and India, who are already heavily populated, will not be able to adopt this same strategy. But we have plenty of land to grow our population with. Keep an eye out for this as it is likely to become part of our national economic solution.