Is abortion an economic issue?
The answer is a resounding no.
Abortion is a moral issue dealing with the life and death of a human being. Let us not delude ourselves.
Last week, the New York Times published an editorial titled “Why Abortion is a Progressive Economic Issue.”
Prompted by chaos in the Democratic ranks over the issue of abortion, the article argued that because lower income women are more likely to choose abortion, and because economics are a strong consideration for women who choose to abort their children, one cannot separate the issue from other progressive economic issues. Other writers have echoed this sentiment, packaging abortion alongside things such as wealth redistribution and universal healthcare.