Ending Abortion Would Save Social Security, Group Argues

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:05 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - President Bush can protect Social Security by "curing" abortion, a pro-life group says.

The American Life League is running a full-page newspaper ad in Thursday's Washington Times, explaining that since 1973, more than 50 million babies have been killed through abortion.

"Those are the very babies that, today, would be living, working -- and paying into Social Security," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "However, the national plague of abortion has eliminated those contributors from society."

The ad challenges the federal government to pull its multi-million dollar annual subsidy of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, and other abortion-promoting entities.

"The government is largely responsible for the Social Security crisis" because it has continued to fund abortion giants, such as Planned Parenthood, Brown said.

"With this ad, American Life League is blowing the whistle on the failed government program of funding abortion."

Brown believes there is a "strong, direct connection" between Social Security problems and abortion: "We have killed off our children, who are no longer here to provide for us in the future."

She said the Social Security crisis will end, only when Americans stop treating life like a dispensable commodity.

'Consumer Reports' blasted

In another development, a subsidiary of the American Life League is urging Americans to cancel their subscriptions to Consumer Reports magazine -- following revelations that James Guest, the CEO of Consumers Union, once served as the president of a Maryland Planned Parenthood affiliate.

According to the American Life League's STOPP International, that explains why Consumer Reports' February issue ran "irresponsible features on abortion and birth control."

Pro-life advocates say the Feb. 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine contains deceptive, inaccurate information about how birth control pills work.

Specifically, according to STOPP International said, the February issue "follows a long-established Planned Parenthood propaganda tactic of not telling consumers that the pill can cause the death of a human being in the womb by preventing implantation" of a fertilized egg.

"If Consumers Union will lie about causing the death of human beings, where else will it compromise its integrity?" asked Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International.

He said the only way for Consumers Union to restore its credibility is to "clean house."

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