Reverend Franklin Graham has condemned former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton’s claim that legalizing abortion has helped boost the U.S. economy by three and a half trillion dollars.
As CNSNews.com first reported, Ms. Clinton recently credited the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision for helping to add trillions to the U.S. economy because women began having abortions, freeing them to enter the work force.
In a post on his Facebook page, Rev. Graham refuted Clinton’s economic argument for abortion, comparing it to something Adolf Hitler might have claimed in defense of the mass murder of Jews:
“Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, claims that legalizing abortion added trillions of dollars to the economy. What a lie. Hitler probably also claimed that killing the Jews would be good for their economy.
“Legalizing abortion hasn’t added anything to our country, it has only taken away. It has cost this nation more than 60 million lives—lives precious to God. Just think of the contribution these people would have made.”
But, the cost of abortion is far greater than any economic loss, because abortion "is murder in God’s eyes," Rev. Graham warns:
"There will be another high cost. I believe God will judge America for allowing the heinous murder of our own children in the womb. And to everyone who has had an abortion, that is murder in God’s eyes. But I am happy to tell you the wonderful news that God will forgive you. He can take the shame and guilt you have been carrying around all these years and take it away if you are willing to turn to Him and put your faith and trust in His Son Jesus Christ. Not only will He forgive you, He will save you for eternity—and you will be reunited one day in Heaven with that child."