Friday, June 15, 2007

Killing kids backfires

Infanticide has boomeranged fiercely. News out of Washington D.C. and China this week makes it obvious that abortion is, apart from being savage, reckless social policy.

Parents who kill their unborn children often report emotional and spiritual decay, but now it appears that society takes a hit demographically and financially as well.

Party-hearty Baby Boomers embraced the pill and abortion which allowed us to screw around without unwanted offspring. Forty million children, or one third of an entire U.S. generation were wiped out by abortionists since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

In our shortsighted self-absorption, it never occurred to us that those aborted babies might one day come in handy.

A report released Tuesday by demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C. details how many retiring Boomers face delayed retirement and insecure financial futures. Contributing to retirement angst was our choice to have fewer kids, and thus produce fewer taxpayers.

Remaining children will have to support the huge number of retiring Boomers in the Social Security system. In 1950, 16 workers supported each retiree; today, three workers support one. According to Social Security’s Board of Directors, benefits paid out will exceed taxpayer input by 2012.

Result: higher taxes and decreased benefits, with many Boomers, who tend to be spenders not savers, falling back on what children made it out of the womb intact.

“That one child they had will be very valuable,” says Frey. And let’s hope we are on good terms with that one child - if we need dough to tide us over until our demise.

China’s abortion backlash results from its one-child per family policy. That, coupled with its culture’s preference for boys, killed off millions of baby girls through abortion and post-birth infanticide. Now, their marriage-minded male counterparts have little hope for wives.

USA-TODAY reports that the 1995 sex ratio in central Hubei Province was 130.3 boys for every 100 girls. In all of China there will be an estimated 40 million young bachelors - known in Chinese as guang guan, “bare branches” or “bare sticks” - by 2020, “more than the current female populations of Taiwan and South Korea combined.”

USA TODAY further highlights a 1997 report in the Chinese magazine Beijing Luntan that correctly “predicted forced marriages, girls stolen for wives, bigamy, visiting prostitutes, rape, adultery, homosexuality, and weird sexual habits. Prostitution…is epidemic in Chinese cities. Bride-trafficking (kidnapping) is common in the countryside.”

2007 will witness 3800 deaths per day in the United States. Immorality and inconvenient pregnancies still demand abortion’s easy out, and kids are being trained accordingly.

Last week a Manchester, NH middle school chose the local Planned Parenthood facility for a spring field trip. That type of not-so-subtle abortion approval could ultimately spell an end to Social Security before those students turn gray.

Bible Byte: “ Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them…” Psalm 127:3-5a

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