A wave of optimism has swept Wall Street and the country since Donald Trump won the presidency, but hardline Democrats and the liberal press still don’t seem to know what hit them.
All of those Hillary donors on Wall Street must be kicking themselves for donating millions to her cause while paying big bucks for her speeches. Since Trump’s victory, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen over 1700 points and some stocks have more than doubled in value -- all in about 30 days. Talk about bad investment timing from all those Wall Street geniuses.
However, as dazed as the Democrats and the liberals are, the election results represent a major sea change in the American political scene that won’t be reversed for at least another generation. The profound truth of that is evident when you dig deep into the election numbers.
A careful analysis of the election results confirms what TIME magazine called “a divided country,” but the division goes far deeper than even the editors of TIME surmise.
A state-by-state comparison of abortion data and the election results confirms that the division is in fact about abortion, and clearly the pro-life side is winning. It also gives a whole new meaning to the red state/blue state division between the two major political parties.
Basically, our analysis shows that Donald Trump won a landslide victory in pro-life leaning, low abortion states, while Hillary held big margins in liberal, pro-choice states. The big change is that the pro-life leaning states now have a commanding edge.
The average abortion rate in the states Hillary won is a staggering 92% higher than in the states Trump carried – 22.07 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age in her states compared to 11.5 per 1,000 in the states he carried. That’s a huge difference.
Trump carried 30 low abortion states with an average margin of 56.6% of the vote, while Clinton carried 20 high abortion states plus the District of Columbia with an average margin of 55.9%.
This confirms the dramatic split between predominantly pro-life Republican red states and abortion-tolerant Democrat blue states. It is also a powerful argument for reversing Roe v. Wade and sending the abortion issue back to the states.
After all, why should conservative pro-life states like Wyoming, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, Idaho, Mississippi, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Utah – all with low abortion rates – have to abide by the same liberal rules as high abortion states like New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois, and Maryland?
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life recently stirred up a hornet’s nest among pro-aborts by saying that the abortion toll was as if “several atomic bombs have already gone off.”
That was perhaps the understatement of the year.
Here at Movement for a Better America, we've been using the A-bomb comparison for twenty years, starting with our 1996 video called "The Abortion Bomb."
Back then, our ad campaign compared abortion to “wiping out the entire population of our 40 largest cities.” The ads brought replies from all 50 states and from as far away as Moscow, Rome, and Australia.
Since then, the abortion toll has soared. By Election Day this year, the U.S. abortion toll will reach 60 million – which is equal to the entire population of our 87 largest cities from New York all the way down to cities the size of Winston-Salem, N.C.
That’s far beyond the devastation visited on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where 30% of the people were killed. In fact, 60 million abortions is 428 times as many people as died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s as if two-thirds of our entire country had suffered a nuclear holocaust.
This prophetic video was originally posted in 2012, but except for updating the abortion toll, it is as valid today as it was when it was posted.
By Dennis Howard (c) Copyright 2016
After 48 years of abortion on demand and over 50 years of America on the Pill, is the United States on the verge of an inevitable population death spiral similar to that facing Europe, China, and the former Soviet Union?
From the latest trends in births, it certainly seems that way. Since 2007, births have been declining by 1.1% a year while abortions have been dropping by 3% a year. The 1.9% difference between the two trends reflects the success of the pro-life movement in saving lives and discouraging abortion. That is certainly good news.
The bad news, however, is that both trends reflect a decline in the number of young women in their child-bearing years. That's a direct consequence of 59.3 million abortions since 1967 plus 50 years of America on the Pill.
It's called "the echo effect." Babies aborted and births prevented 20 to 40 years ago are simply not around to give birth to a new generation. And that means a steady decline in new births that could last for years based on a detailed analysis of trends by our researchers at Movement for a Better America.
When I founded Movement for a Better America in 1995, I correctly predicted a new economic malaise starting in the year 2000 if America failed to end abortion on demand. Since then we’ve had two major stock market declines, and may soon be headed for something worse – a long term economic decline that could last for decades. All of these forecasts were based on the fundamental demographic changes triggered by the abortion epidemic.
Since 1995, the abortion toll has risen from 35 million to 59 milIion, and the malaise we’ve experienced for the last 15 years is about to deepen.
The latest rumbles on Wall Street and in China are just a hint of what is to come.
For months, nearly all the experts have been in denial about the real causes of the economic slowdown, blaming good things like more efficient oil and gas production for creating a glut in energy supplies when the real problem is a crisis in consumer demand driven by aggressive pro-abortion policies in both the United States and China.
However, our latest research suggests that abortion is fast becoming a major national security issue, and not just a matter of personal and public morality. Although politicians and pundits usually avoid the topic, abortion now threatens our very survival as a nation.
Dennis Howard is founder and president of The Movement for a Better America, a non-profit, pro-life educational organization. Before starting MBA in 1995, he had a long and successful career in journalism and creative marketing. He is available as a strategic marketing consultant to other pro-life organizations, and is currently writing a book on the disastrous economic impact of abortion. To invite Dennis as a speaker, contact him at Movement for a Better America, PO Box 472, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970-0472 or email him at mbaforlife @ gmail.com.