Brace yourselves, folks. We’ve heard a lot — and we mean a lot — of awful arguments in favor of abortion, but this may very well take the cake:
The 20-week abortion ban being voted on soon would add $175M to the federal deficit due to increased birthshttps://t.co/tMMuP7DcJK
— Alex Ruoff (@Alexruoff) October 3, 2017
From the CBO’s analysis of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 36 would increase direct spending, primarily for Medicaid in order to cover the costs of additional births under the act. Because the number of abortions that would be averted due to the act is very uncertain, the extent of that additional Medicaid spending is also very uncertain. Depending on the number of additional births under H.R. 36, such Medicaid costs could range from about $65 million over the next 10 years to about $335 million over that period. Using an assumption that, under the act, about three-quarters of the abortions that would occur 20 weeks or more after fertilization under current law would instead occur earlier, and the remaining one-quarter would not occur so those pregnancies would be taken to term, CBO estimates that federal spending for Medicaid would rise by $175 million over the 2018-2027 period.
Full-term pregnancies? Additional births? Well, we certainly can’t have that!
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 3, 2017
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) October 3, 2017
— xo (@sirensoIiIoquy) October 3, 2017
And … that’s awful. Absolutely awful.
Woo-boy…that's a humdinger of a talking point right there.
— Hellion 2172 (@hellion2172) October 3, 2017
Using this logic, mass murderers such as the Vegas shooter actually reduce the federal deficit…. https://t.co/NLpNUBXq1S
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) October 3, 2017
This is the worst pro-choice talking point in the history of pro-choice talking points. https://t.co/umo2ogt6JB
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 3, 2017
If it’s not at the top of the list, it’s certainly right up there.
Run with this talking point. I dare you. https://t.co/cfRWitnG4F
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 3, 2017
Looking forward to the Dem floor speech on this https://t.co/wYWq1qVrig
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 3, 2017
It should really be something.
Wow. Infanticide saves money, y'all! https://t.co/u1Zl6M2ANz
— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@authoridad) October 3, 2017
— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) October 3, 2017
Everyone, kill your kids https://t.co/dDnlEkO6AY
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) October 3, 2017
So much for For The Children™, huh?
The left is always a few million executions away from Utopia https://t.co/bMIMfX3n8E
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) October 3, 2017
BREAKING: House passes #PainCapable bill, banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Vote: 237 to 189.
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) October 3, 2017
Hope the CBO’s not too disappointed.