Abortion Costs More Than Monthly Rent? So How Many Abortions Do Women Need?

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 10, 2014   |   11:42AM   |   Washington, DC

During a hearing in Congress yesterday, a pro-abortion law professor claimed “abortion care” (whatever that is) costs women more than their monthly rent. A pro-life Congressman had an excellent rejoinder to the claim.

The hearing revolved around a bill that would completely ban taxpayer funding for abortion.

CNSNews.com also noticed the humorous exchange and features video of it and a transcript of the comments today:

“For many people, abortion care costs more than their monthly rent,” a professor testified Thursday in opposition to the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7).

Addressing Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing, George Washington University Associate Professor Susan Franklin Wood testified:

“While it may not seem like a big expense to a Member of Congress, in these tough financial times, for many people, abortion care costs more than their monthly rent, putting it out of reach for their family’s pocketbook.

Later in the hearing, when Rep. King questioned Prof. Wood about her “abortion care” claim that “many women” pay more for abortion care than they do for rent, Wood admitted that this was only in extreme, isolated cases involving specific circumstances – and not a recurring expense.

Rep. King: “Okay, then your answer, then, would be that, in exceptional cases it may cost a woman more for a single abortion than it does for her one month of rent check. Is that an accurate way to depict what you said?”

Prof. Wood: “That’s correct.”

Rep. King: “Okay, because I wonder how many abortions a month does she need to keep up with the monthly rent check.”