Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is taking fire for comments she made on abortion in front of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. Sounding like a Soviet apparatchik, she said, “Roe v. Wade and access to reproductive health care including abortion helped lead to increased (women’s) labor force participation,” adding, “research also shows that it had a favorable impact on the well-being and earnings of children.”
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott was aghast at the testimony and delivered a “knock out response,” as RedState’s Brandon Morse reported.
On Wednesday the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board piled on in an editorial:
Putting the difficult moral choice of abortion in such utilitarian terms won’t win over many converts. But even on those narrow terms, Ms. Yellen ignores some economic facts.
Utilitarian terms? A well-programmed robot would show more empathy. Not only that, but her economic arguments are flawed, as the Journal explains:
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