Population concerns are a real issue for South Dakota. So is the life of a whooping crane. What do these two things have in common?
South Dakota loses 40 kindergarten classes with 20 students in each class every single year due to abortion. Multiply that by the 40 years since abortion became legal in 1973 and you have 32,000 less people in South Dakota. Half those babies would be old enough to be married, have families and contribute to our communities and schools. They would have jobs and would have created jobs. These are big numbers in a sparsely populated state like ours.
And the whooping crane? The lucky birds that live in the United States have federal legal protection. Not so for a baby in the womb whose life has no federal protection. The life of a whopping crane is valued at $85,000, the price a Miller man paid in fines for killing one of these birds. The life of unborn baby is valued at $0. Instead, it is abortion that is federally protected, not the baby. In fact, abortion has become a legal industry with 55.5 million deaths by their hands to brag about in 40 years, the total population of 18 Midwestern states combined!
The fact is that abortion has had a direct affect on the reason South Dakota has population and economic concerns. This cannot be denied.