In today’s On the Square , Keith Riler debunks the notion that abortion saves money:
The birth of anyone, poor or not, will yield substantial economic benefit. Specifically, in Texas the $11,000 Medicaid-birth cost will on average return $430,000, or thirty-nine times the investment, in the form of income, property, and sales taxes collected over a forty-five-year working life.
Not only is every human life intrinsically worthy of protection, abortion does not even stand up to utilitarian scrutiny:
Instead of wasting and losing money by attempting to prevent births through contraception and abortion, states should dedicate more resources to real health care for growing families.
Read the full column here .