Chelsea Clinton: Roe v. Wade Freed Women to Add $3.5 Trillion to U.S. Economy

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton offered an unconventional defense of Roe v. Wade over the weekend, during an event dedicated to supporting the 1973 Supreme Court decision that forced every state to allow abortion-on-demand.   At the Washington Examiner, Becket Adams pounced on Clinton’s comments, responding by noting two negative economic impacts of abortion, the “drain that the average cost of obtaining an abortion ($300 – $800) has been on the U.S economy,” and the “cost of eliminating an estimated 60 million persons from the national workforce.”  “To endorse it as a money-generator is one step away from endorsing termination-for-profit,” he wrote. “And why not? If Roe added $3.5 trillion to the economy, then let’s up those numbers! Let’s do it and be rich! If personal profit is the real game – well, at least Clinton is being honest. So much for safe, legal, and rare.”  Read more: