Letter to the Editor | Abortions taking toll on businesses

Letter to the Editor | Abortions taking toll on businesses

Toys R Us, which was in business for 70 years, announced that it would close, leaving 33,000 Americans without jobs and more jobs lost around the world.

Company leaders attributed decreased business to a number of factors, including the declining birth rate. Abortion and the declining birth rate are intricately connected.

Data show that women are having children later in life (in their 30s and 40s), but not enough to account for the decline among younger women in their 20s.

Women in their 20s accounted for nearly 60 percent of all abortions performed in the U.S. in 2014, according to a CDC report.

These are children who otherwise would have been born and whose families could have contributed to the customer base of companies such as Toys R Us.

Since abortion has been legal for 45 years, this has become a multigenerational problem. The children who would have otherwise been born in the 1970s and 1980s would be having children now who could also potentially be shopping at Toys R Us (in addition to enjoying a right to life).

In Texas alone, data show that, when abortion was restricted, the birth rate increased. Abortions in Texas decreased by 20 percent and births rose 3 percent in counties that no longer had an abortion provider.

This led to 3,000 additional births, the majority of which were attributed to abortion clinic restrictions.

Abortion has an enormous impact on untold numbers of people. Which other companies will fail because their future customers are being aborted?

MANDY ALMAN

Mahomet