Iowa abortions contribute to the Iowa worker shortage 8


By Iowans for Life

http://www.iowansforlife.org/2018/04/worker-shortage/Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal ran with the headline: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Too Many Jobs.” They ran with the wrong lede. The correct headline should have been: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Worker Shortage.”

The article points out that Iowa’s unemployment has dropped to an astounding 2.9%. Manufacturers in particular cannot find enough people to fill available jobs.

It is getting so dire that job training programs are irrelevant, because there aren’t enough people to train. The problem is acute throughout the Midwest. If every unemployed person in the Midwest were to find a job, there would still be 180,000 unfilled positions.

Why are we having this problem?

The WSJ cites Iowa challenges, such as an outflow of residents to warmer climates, and an inability to attract more immigrants.

But they’re missing another variable: abortion and Iowa’s low replacement birth rate, which are related.

Since 2009, Iowa’s birthrate has remained below replacement levels. What little population growth Iowa has enjoyed has come primarily through immigration.

Since 2004, Iowa’s abortion rate has ranged from 10% to 14% of all pregnancies. The rate appears to be dropping, but no one really knows by how much since data only accounts for surgical abortions, not chemical abortions which are skyrocketing in number.

Although pro life advocates bristle at looking at our aborted brothers and sisters as mere cogs in our economic system, we can’t escape the reality that Iowa has a labor shortage in part due to human abortion.

worker shortage

As you can see on the chart above, in the 13 years from 2002 through 2014, Iowans lost around 73,000 potential future workers through abortion. This doesn’t include those aborted via chemical abortions.

In the previous 13 years, Iowa data isn’t available, but we know that the numbers would have been even higher if Iowa’s abortion rate followed national trends.

Abortion is the first place to start

So when we discuss why Iowa is faced with a worker shortage, the first place to start is abortion. We have reduced the size of the Iowa workforce through human abortion.

The simplest way to solve the problem in the future is to reduce the abortion rate in Iowa. The Heartbeat Bill is the first place to start.

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Be prepared to annihilate an anti-Life straw man argument 2


A ‘straw man’ is an:

“intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.”

Proponents of human abortion, such as Planned Parenthood and most politicians on the Left, rely on these phony arguments in an attempt to deflect the unwary from an ugly Truth: every single Human Abortion ends the life of a unique human being. More…

“A gun free world” Reply


Over half a million people marched for life in Washington DC and the Hollywood elite and the mainstream media yawned.

Over half a million people marched for life in Washington DC and the Hollywood elite and the mainstream media fawned.

The first March took place in January. I refer to the March for Life, which has taken place for more than four decades.

The second march just took place. I refer to the March for our Lives rally. CNN slobbered over the 2nd with massive coverage, as you can see above, at the same time they ignored the pro life, anti abortion march in January. More…

Finding common ground on Planned Parenthood Reply


America’s political Left and Right can at last find common ground on at least one subject: Planned Parenthood.

Thanks to some gritty investigative undercover reporting by a variety of groups, we have learned much about the organization spawned by Margaret Sanger. Here’s what we now know, the common ground, so to speak, upon which the two sides can agree: More…

The pornography of abortion Reply


By Tom Quiner

10003472_771450866198322_964878160_nAmerica’s best-known pornographer calls for the destruction of Down Syndrome babies.

In an interview a few years ago, Larry Flynt said:

“Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing. She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn’t even know it’s in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don’t think anybody will want her near the White House.”

Notice Mr. Flynt’s characterization of Ms. Palin’s child as an “it.” Just as he sees people as objects in his line of work, so he sees Down children as “its.”

Larry Flynt, pornographer

Larry Flynt, pornographer

He suggests that Down Syndrome babies, pre-born or otherwise, are undeserving of life because of their flawed condition, as he views it.

In other words, they are not fully human, thus his characterization of them as an it.

Down children tend to have lower IQs and shorter life expectancies than the general population.

Nonetheless, they know how to laugh, to cry, to love. I know, because my nephew has Down Syndrome. His “love gene” is more developed than anyone I know. He loves people, whether family, friends, or strangers. He loves God and prays more robustly than I.

Using Mr. Flynt’s standard, one might ask Larry Flynt if HE is deserving of life in light of his own impaired condition. He is barely able to hold up his neck or communicate due to paralysis.

People of most political persuasions would affirm Mr. Flynt’s right to life, despite his impairment. However, those on the political left would likely agree in characterizing a preborn Down’s baby as an “it.”

Here is the question: is the definition of what is a person flexible, subject to the whims of the age?

Pornographers view humanity threw a skewed prism. All are objects, whether it is their clientele who consume their product, or their casts who perform before the camera, only to be discarded when Father Time renders their bodies as undesirable.

But what about the political left? Are they any better? After all they, view the object in the womb as an object from the moment of conception until birth, an object  to be discarded at the whim of the mother for any reason at all.

At least you can understand the pornographer’s motive: it’s all about the money.

There’s no doubt that abortion is big business, too. But that’s not the driving motive for the rank and file leftist. They are unable or unwilling to see the humanity of the baby in the womb.

That is the ultimate obscenity of abortion.

And yet the challenge mankind has had to face throughout history is to do just that: to see the humanity in his neighbor. When we let our prejudice and the dark side of our nature prevail, we end up with Holocausts and Slavery.

And Abortion.

The stakes are high. An entire group of human beings are on the verge of extinction. I’m talking Down Syndrome babies. Nine out of ten parents with a prenatal Downs diagnosis choose to abort their child.

Today is World Downs Syndrome Day. We honor our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters, our nephews and nieces who are unique since their bodies possess an extra chromosome.

I am sympathetic to the challenges of raising a Down child, having watched my nephew grow up. It’s not always easy. Most people would not make the choice. But those that do seem united in their decision: it was worth it.

God bless them.

These so-called “impaired” human beings, these Down children, seem to have an amazing capacity to make the word a better place.

Can Mr. Flynt say the same?

[I am re-running this piece in honor of #DownSyndromeAwarenessDay.]