Abortion Costs U.S. Over $16 Trillion in Federal Revenue

Mark Olson, a former liberal activist, has published research demonstrating the devastating economic impact abortion-on-demand has had on the American economy. Olson’s research finds that more than $16 trillion in federal revenue, roughly the size of our national debt, has been lost due to abortion.

“The figure of 55 million persons aborted, typically reported by pro-life groups, is a significant undercount,” says Olson, a pro-life political consultant. “Abortions did not magically begin occurring in 1973 [when the Supreme Court allowed them], yet that is when everyone starts counting.”

Using widely accepted pre-Roe v. Wade estimates, Olson’s research additionally accounts for the compounding nature of population by including the generations of offspring that would have been born to those persons otherwise aborted. The result: The United States has suffered a population loss of over 125 million persons due to abortion.

When the per-capita individual federal tax burden for each respective year is applied to the population loss model, the result is a statistically significant correlation between our current national debt and federal revenue loss due to abortion.