A while ago, I posted about the Missouri legislative committee that claimed that abortion had led to a shortage of workers which then resulted in illegal immigration. Really. I can’t make this garbage up. Now, Nehomee over at Shakespeare’s Sister has observed the same thing in Georgia:
Rep. Franklin manages to muddy the fundamentalist waters even further by revealing his true intentions in Section 1, a(15): “The practice of abortion has caused the citizens of this state an inestimable amount economically, including, but not limited to, the costs and tax burden of having to care for individuals and their families for the conditions cited above, as well as significant reduction of the tax base and the availability of workers, entrepreneurs, teachers, employees, and employers that would have significantly contributed to the prosperity of this state.”
I nearly swallowed my own tongue when I saw this. Finally, we have someone who has come right out and said what we’ve suspected all along: Outlawing abortions means more workers to exploit.
The idea of aborted fetuses as a source of labor is making the rounds in the Easter Bunny wing of the GOP. I think we’re seeing the birth of a new strategy.