Many people blame the economy; but they ignore how abortion has adversely affected the economy.
As a result of removing that staggering number of lives, the population – and tax base – are far smaller.
Abortion has destroyed not only one generation of Americans but a second as well — people who should be boosting the fertility rate in their childbearing years now, who were victims of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s.
In total, more than 55 million Americans are been destroyed by abortions and millions more were never born because their parents were aborted.
If we assume a fairly steady rate of abortions since the last year of reporting (2008), then there have been almost 56M aborted babies in this country  – nearly the population of California and Texas combined.
Given an average federal tax revenue of approximately $8500/citizen, and assuming that those aborted between 1975 and 1990 (approx 23,782,000 lives, based on Guttmacher estimates) would now be productive taxpayers, the U.S. economy is losing roughly $202 BILLION PER YEAR in tax payments as of 2012.
[Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/31/12, http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/31/abortion-effect-u-s-seeing-slowest-population-growth-since-1930/]
How Many Abortions?
Visit this list of abortion numbers from 1970 forward through 2005: