Nathan Tabor
August 24, 2005
Believe it or not: abortion causes illegal immigration
By Nathan Tabor

Today, I'm going to tell you a tale that could have come straight out of the annals of Ripley's "Believe It or Not."

Not very many people have made the connection, but I believe that Legal Abortion in America is at least partially to blame for the human flood of Illegal Immigration streaming daily across our borders. Some will immediately dismiss this suggested linkage as being too far-fetched and preposterous but before rejecting the idea, let's take a look at some interesting numbers.

In 1973, the year that the notorious Roe v Wade decision became the law of the land, American women legally murdered 615,831 innocent unborn children. The grisly toll rose year by year, until by 1982 the number of annual abortions had doubled, reaching almost 1,304,000. Of course, these are the documented deaths, they fail to include the additional thousands of babies murdered outside the medical realm.

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, the first eleven years of legal abortions in America killed about 11.9 million babies (from 1973 to 1983). If those aborted children had lived and grown to adulthood, their median age today would be 30.5 years old.

Now, the number of estimated illegal immigrants in the U.S.A. ranges from 10.3 million to 15 million; so add these two numbers together and divide by two, and you get about 12.5 million as a pretty close guesstimate of how many illegal workers, mostly Mexican, are now in America.

Is this mere coincidence, or is there some direct correlation between those two numbers, 11.9 million and 12.5 million? I think it is both. Without question, at least part of the reason why we have illegal immigrants crossing our borders in droves is because there is a need for more cheap laborers in the fields and factories of America. It is a simple economic proposition: increased demand creates its own supply.

In fact, these same feminist-inspired demographic trends have resulted in 34 million women joining the workforce between 1970 and 2000, during a time when American birth rates dropped from 18.4 to 13.9 per thousand. The new addition of these women to the workforce has helped to mask the growing demand for labor during a time of explosive economic expansion, "from 5.03 trillion in 1970 to 11.75 trillion in 2004 as measured in 2005 dollars," as WorldNetDaily columnist Vox Day brilliantly pointed out in his August 15 column entitled "Girls just want to have fun."

Day also warned that the American birth rate has fallen "by 25 percent to sub-replacement levels," and this sterile trend threatens all of Western Civilization from North America to Europe. So maybe I'm not the only voice crying in the wilderness about the economic problems that legalized abortions have caused in our society.

True, the U.S. desperately needs welfare reform. There are far too many idle Americans who could do at least some of the menial, hard and dirty jobs that now go to illegal immigrants by default. Certainly, we need to cultivate a better work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit among our own people.

Nevertheless, I still believe that at least 50 percent of the problem we face is the fact that we have killed off almost 12 million potential workers in the U.S.A. who would now be between the ages of 26 and 35. Nature abhors a vacuum, economic or otherwise.

As the years pass we will see if my hypothesis is correct. If I am wrong, then illegal immigration eventually will level off. However, that massive influx of humanity shows no sign of slacking. As the number of abortions continues to increase each year, so does the growing tide of illegal aliens crossing our borders and filling our cities.

Here's a recent first that does not bode well for our future. Just last week, the white American population of the state of Texas was officially declared to be a minority. Unless we somehow manage to seal our borders, California and New Mexico may not be far behind.

Here are some more disturbing figures. Between 1983 and 1993, we aborted 13.5 million babies in the U.S. Their median age today would be 20.5. These are nonexistent, wasted human beings who would be either in college right now, or just graduating high school and starting a job and maybe a family of their own.

Who will replace them? Most likely, 15 million more foreign-born Hispanics with a propensity for hard work and a burning desire to reclaim the American Southwest for Mexico.

As the famous carnival showman Ripley would say: "Believe It or Not."

© Nathan Tabor

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