By Tom Quiner
Is human life good or bad?
This questions divides political camps in America. Liberals apparently view human life as a disease. They agitate for abortion expansion. They impose contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization in our insurance plans whether we want them or not.
People cause pollution. That’s bad, so people are bad.
People cost the government a lot of money in welfare and our extravagant safety net. So fewer people are better than more people in terms of sustaining these programs, and increasing their benefits.
Conservatives view people as innovators, creators, and problem solvers. More people are good, not bad, in their eyes.
One of liberals’ most consistent and loyal supporters are the teachers’ union. They fall right in line with Democrat’s insistence on abortion rights, and the widespread availability of abortion services.
They may want to rethink this position. There is a practical reason why: their jobs may be at stake.
Let’s look at one of the most liberal cities in the country, Chicago, for a glimpse at how liberal policies play themselves out.
Of course, you’ve heard about the wave of killings taking place in the Windy City, a place with some of the most stringent gun control laws in the cities. But have you heard what is happening to their schools? Thanks to the high salaries they’re paying teachers, the school district is experiencing a little billion dollar shortfall.
You read that correctly: that’s Billion with a capital B.
That’s not their biggest problem. Enrollment is dropping. A bunch of their schools are half empty. They’ve lost 145,000 students between 2000-2013. To help compensate for their budget shortfall and compensate for declining enrollment, they are forced to close 54 schools at a loss of teaching jobs.
How could Chicago lose so many students? Simple, they aborted them.
In just the last six years alone, the Chicagoland area, consisting of Will, Lake, Cook, Dupage, Kendall, Kane Counties has aborted 181,717 preborn babies.
If these kids had been allowed to be born, the area wouldn’t have lost enrollment, they would have gained it. They could be hiring teachers instead of firing teachers.
Thanks to their politics, an increasing number of Chicago teachers, now unemployed, will have more time on their hands to promote abortion on behalf of their liberal masters.