A Florida abortionist complained Monday that banning the killing of unborn babies in abortions after 15 weeks would “hurt families” financially.
In a letter to the editor at the Florida Times-Union, Kanthi Dhaduvai, an abortionist with Physicians for Reproductive Health, made a financial argument in support of abortions. She objected to a bill moving through the state legislature that would protect thousands of unborn babies every year by banning abortions after 15 weeks.
“As a physician who provides abortion care for Floridians and those from other states, I see first-hand how restrictions on abortion hurt people and families,” Dhaduvai began.
She claimed that even modest restrictions on abortion, such as a 15-week ban, would have “devastating” effects on women and families.
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“Out-of-touch legislators like Rep. Erin Grall say this ban will help families,” Dhaduvai continued. “But research conducted by a reproductive health program at University of California San Francisco shows when a person is denied a wanted abortion, their household is at more risk of falling below the federal poverty level.”
Citing other findings from the biased study, which was conducted by abortion activists, Dhaduvai even claimed that abortions “benefit children.”
“That same study shows that when people are given control over when they want to be pregnant, their children actually benefit from more financial security and maternal bonding,” Dhaduvai said.
But the truth is that abortions hurt children and families and all of society.
Oft ignored in the same study that Dhaduvai cited is an interesting statistic about women who wanted to abort their unborn babies but could not get an abortion for various reasons. The researchers found that 96 percent of the women who were denied abortions, after five years, no longer wished they could have had one.
So, even though some of the mothers may not have been as well off financially, they were not “devastated” by having their children. Quite the opposite, the findings suggest they were happy they did not go through with ending their unborn child’s life.
Abortion activists have made numerous claims through the years about abortions reducing poverty and helping women to succeed financially, but they ignore how abortions destroy millions of future workers, future innovators, future contributors to society and their families.
In 2008, research by Movement for a Better America estimated that the approximately 50.5 million unborn babies killed in abortions cost the American economy $35 trillion. Since then about 13 million more unborn babies have been killed in abortions.
When abortion activists like Dhaduvai complain about financial burdens, they also fail to take into account the multitude of resources available to pregnant and parenting families, including thousands of pro-life pregnancy centers, maternity homes and other charities that provide assistance. These organizations offer much-needed support, from temporary shelter and rent assistance to diapers and cribs, to millions of women and children every year.
Then there are the hundreds of millions of tax dollars that go to the abortion industry every year, money that could be spent helping families get out of poverty instead of killing unborn babies. And the hundreds of millions more donated to the abortion industry by some of the world’s richest men.
Women and their unborn babies deserve better than these dehumanizing financial calculations about their lives. Their worth is not dependent on money. Both are valuable human beings who deserve compassion and support.