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:

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!

And … that’s awful. Absolutely awful.

If it’s not at the top of the list, it’s certainly right up there.

It should really be something.

So much for For The Children™, huh?

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Update:

Hope the CBO’s not too disappointed.