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February 17th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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In the book Freakonmics the others state that crime rate dropped drastically in the mid 90's because of Roe V. Wade. They state that typically criminals come from homes of poor, teenaged mothers, drug addicts, ect... and these are the women more likely to have abortions. So therefore they aborted would be criminals.
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In the book Freakonmics the others state that crime rate dropped drastically in the mid 90's because of Roe V. Wade. They state that typically criminals come from homes of poor, teenaged mothers, drug addicts, ect... and these are the women more likely to have abortions. So therefore they aborted would be criminals.[/b]
I'm sorry...I don't understand...could you re-say that?
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Sorry, I was NAK and I guess I didn't get my point across.

In 1973 abortion was made legal. In the mid 90's everyone was predicting that crime would get worse. But it didn't, crime actually dropped... drastically. In all area's, in all states. Government officials, the same ones who predicted it would get worse, said that it was due to the economy rising. The authors of Freakonmics disagree. They claim that in the mid-90's the crime rate dropped because abortion was made legal. They said that criminals typically come from homes of poor mothers, young mothers, drug mothers, ect. These are also the women most likely to have an abortion. They claim that the would be criminals in the mid 90's (about 20 years after abortion became legal and therefore the aborted fetuses would be hitting prime crime age) were aborted and therefore thats the reason why crime rates have dropped.

If this is true, can it still be argued that abortion is wrong?
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February 17th, 2007, 11:32 PM
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Ah, I get it now. Thanks.

Yep, it's still wrong. You cannot prove that these babies (not fully grown criminals, btw), would be criminals.

They're babies...not criminals.

Plus, aren't you innocent until proven guilty in this country? By this logic, yes, then abortion is still wrong.[/b]
I have to agree with that.

If we were to assume they are in fact correct in their assumption, we would be able to argue that those in prison aren't worthy of living.
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