Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) on Wednesday argued that preventing abortions will boost the economy by creating more jobs.
"I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do, but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation," Goodlatte said, as recorded by the Huffington Post. "It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children."
The Virginia Republican made the remarks while discussing a bill that limits tax benefits granted to individuals and small businesses with health insurance plans that cover abortions.
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