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Treasury Secretary Shows Disturbing Lack of Empathy in Abortion Comments

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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