Abortion, Poverty And Social Ills
Prior to 1973, abortion advocates argued that if abortion was legalized, the reduction in "unwanted children" would result in a dramatic reduction in poverty, child abuse and other social ills. This of course never materialized. On the contrary, poverty today is at record levels and child abuse has literally skyrocketed since 1973 (as the value of life has been severely undermined).
Abortion discriminates against the poor.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of International Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider, was a proponent of eugenics. She believed in eliminating the poor and minority communities in America through contraception and sterilization. For example, she argued in 1922 that "all our problems are the result of overbreeding among the working classes." (Cited by Steve Mosher and Michael W Bird in their review of Margaret Sanger's The Pivot of Civilisation).
And today Planned Parenthood continues to target those very communities with abortion services (though they contend that this has nothing to do with eugenics). A very high percentage of Planned Parenthood abortion mills are located in poor and minority communities. It’s no wonder that although abortions have decreased in America over the last few years, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers continue to go up.
Planned Parenthood has argued that abortion is "cost-effective" because "for every $1.00 spent by government to pay for abortions for poor women, about $4.00 is saved in public medical and welfare expenditures incurred as a result of an unintended birth." (Bad Science in the Service of a Lethally Racist Ideology, Angela Franz. Cited on the nrlc.org website).
The truth is that abortion and the promiscuous society that it encourages results in increased poverty and other social ills. The "sex without consequences" mentality leads to one-parent-families, a breakdown in the family unit and all the adverse social consequences that this entails.