Stephen W. sent us a photograph of a billboard in Rock Valley, IA. It suggests that keeping your baby, instead of having an abortion, is good for the economy:
Sociologists talk about how nations are invested in reproduction. Without babies, nations literally disappear; too many babies and nations collapse under the strain of a population they cannot support. Because nations need babies (but not too many babies), states adopt pro- and anti-natal policies (e.g., the one child rule or medals for mothers) that encourage or discourage childbearing. This billboard is an interesting example of a call to women to have children so as to help the nation (though it is sponsored by a pro-life organization, not the state). Women, in this argument, have a responsibility to the nation (perhaps equivalent to military service?) that transcends their individual reproductive preferences.
(See this related post on making babies for the military.)