Democrats are hoping abortion can be the issue that saves their congressional majorities, to the point that some are even trying to portray it as good for the economy.

But the arguments that killing unborn children is necessary in a disastrous economy that Democratic policies have created are as ghoulish as they sound.

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) was the latest to show just how ill-thought-out this talking point is. Appearing on MSNBC, Porter used inflation as a point in favor of abortion. Inflation and abortion “reinforce each other,” Porter said, and people “need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they are going to have to feed.”

Since the price of food and gas is going up, more people need to be able to kill their unborn children. It’s quite the follow-up to Jonathan Swift's satirical “Modest Proposal,” except that Porter was entirely sincere. “The fact that things like inflation can happen,” according to Porter, is proof that abortion must be legal through all nine months of pregnancy, with no restrictions and no conscience protections for doctors and nurses who object.

This is the same talking point trotted out by the Biden administration. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen singled out poor black women as those who need abortion the most — the implication being that poorer women cannot be successful if they aren’t able to get rid of their unborn children. Yellen also said that “the children will grow up in poverty and do worse themselves,” which is quite the remark to make when addressing Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

The Democratic Party’s message that women (and “birthing people”) cannot have fulfilling or successful lives without abortion focuses on the poor in particular. Poor women are doomed if they are unable to walk into an abortion clinic and have their unborn child removed piece by piece. Poor children have no value and are doomed to stay in poverty for their entire lives. Better that society just not have to deal with them, the Democratic Party would have you believe.

Democratic rhetoric about abortion is already grim, as they try to hide the gruesome nature of the issue behind soft euphemisms. When they try to tie it to the economy, an issue that they are floundering on, that dark rhetoric begins to sound a lot like eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger would be proud.