Posted by Clyde Herrin
The social security system in the United States will soon face a financial crisis. Retirees are living longer than they have in the past. At one time there were 41 workers paying into the system for each retiree receiving benefits; there are now about 3 workers for each retiree.
One contributing factor to this trend is the legalization of abortion in the United States. Since the Roe vs. Wade decision almost 60 million babies have been aborted. If they had been allowed to live many of them would now be working and paying into the social security system. Ending abortion might not be enough to solve the system’s problems but it would certainly help.
Even if abortion were ended it would be almost 20 years before the effects would be felt. But there is another way we can find more workers to support social security. That is to encourage immigration and open our borders to refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands. We should encourage these people to settle in the United States, find jobs, and begin paying social security.
There are a lot of public discussion of abortion and immigration but I don’t recall anyone discussing the affects of these topics on social security. I have also heard a lot of discussion the the social security crisis but I don’t recall anyone suggesting changing the laws on abortion and immigration as possible solutions. If our leaders realized how these subjects are interconnected they might find it easier to solve the problems connected with them.
Any American who cares about the welfare of our retirees should oppose abortion and support increased immigration but Christians have other reasons to do this. I have made two posts in this blog about those reasons.