by Steven Ertelt
March 12, 2007
Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — A leading Democrat who is a former member of the Senate spoke out recently about the effects of abortion and said that problems associated with social security and immigration are the result of legal abortions. Former U.S. Senator Zell Miller is drawing praise from the pro-life community for making points few people consider.
Miller recently spoke at a fund-raiser for Sav a Life Center of Macon, Georgia, a crisis pregnancy center.
At the dinner, he told the audience that the "killing: of unborn children has caused a number of social problems in the United States, including limiting the number of people who could be productive workers and contribute to social security.
"How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years?" Miller asked. "Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed."
"If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security," he asserted.
Phil Magnan, the director of the group Biblical Family Advocates, says Miller has it right.
Magnan said Miller addressed one of the most compelling reasons that America is suffering the fate of those who do not consider the value of human beings in general.
"We hear from proponents of immigration that we need more people in our workforce. Doesn’t this betray the position of those who say we do not need those millions of American children who were aborted?" he asked.
"Most Americans see the amazing value of the trained soldier and the hard working factory worker. Most Americans recognize the desperate need to fund social security more adequately because the baby boomers will soon balloon the demand on it," Magnan added.
Miller also addressed the issue of embryonic stem cell research in his speech and compared it to abortion because it also involves the destruction of human life.
"It is not a proper fate for a human being made in God’s image," the senator said. "Killing is wrong when it is called abortion and it is just as wrong when it is called research."