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July 2nd, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Makes perfect sense.. The people, who typically know they can't afford and raise a child, eliminates the neglected child being brought into the world int he first place.
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I remember discussing this before, and it is still just as interesting.
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Makes perfect sense.. The people, who typically know they can't afford and raise a child, eliminates the neglected child being brought into the world int he first place.[/b]
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July 24th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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I'm sorry, but abortions don't have ANYTHING to do with crime rates and the mere suggestion makes me cackle out loud.

Of course...I don't believe in victimless crime either, but that's a debate for a different sub-forum.

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Dr. Lenoski, Professor of Pediatrics at USC, showed that 91% of battered children were from planned pregnancies. Another study demonstrated more deviant behavior in wanted babies then in those who are unwanted. So any argument that an unwanted child becomes an abused child just doesn't stand up to any kind of test. On the contrary, there seems to be a correlation between abortion and child abuse. When abortion was legalized in the United States there were 167,000 child abuse cases per year (it was legalized in 1973). By 1979 there were 711,000; in 1982 there were 1,000,000! Britain experienced a tenfold increase in child abuse after liberalizing abortion laws.

You begin to educate the whole society that a child is a non-person, not worth living and shouldn't be any kind of intrusion into your world, and you begin to treat them that way. Professor of Psychiatry Philip Nay concluded, in a widely publicized study, that the acceptance of violence against the unborn lowered the parents resistance to violence against the born.

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On the contrary, there seems to be a correlation between abortion and child abuse. When abortion was legalized in the United States there were 167,000 child abuse cases per year (it was legalized in 1973). By 1979 there were 711,000; in 1982 there were 1,000,000! Britain experienced a tenfold increase in child abuse after liberalizing abortion laws.

You begin to educate the whole society that a child is a non-person, not worth living and shouldn't be any kind of intrusion into your world, and you begin to treat them that way. Professor of Psychiatry Philip Nay concluded, in a widely publicized study, that the acceptance of violence against the unborn lowered the parents resistance to violence against the born.

http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/ABORT.HTM[/b]
This is interesting, but a CORRELATION is not the same thing as one causing the other. Acceptance of abortion as a society doesn't CAUSE child abuse. If both of these things happen at around the same time, maybe there are other factors causing them BOTH. Such as not enough support for parents.
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Did you read the whole study? Makes great points.....[/b]
It makes some good points, but overall it's very simplistic in my opinion. Crime has so many factors it's ridiculous to point one as THE factor that reduced crime and even with those good points, I don't buy it.
What irks me a bit is the fatalistic nature of this article. I was an unwanted pregnancy, I was given up for adoption. At least I had a chance of doing something with my life. You cannot know how a child's life will turn out simply because early conditions aren't "acceptable". It's unfair and it completely negates the human capacity of raising above our misfortunes.
Child abuse and violence can occur everywhere, wanted, unwanted, planned or unplanned. It can happen in all social classes, all educational levels and all ages. There are obviously tendencies in certain groups and conditions, but that's no excuse to say then that abortion is right on the grounds that the babies that'll have a difficult life would be better off dead.

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This is interesting, but a CORRELATION is not the same thing as one causing the other. Acceptance of abortion as a society doesn't CAUSE child abuse. If both of these things happen at around the same time, maybe there are other factors causing them BOTH. Such as not enough support for parents.[/b]
Both reports draw attenion to correlations and relationships, but come to different conclusions.
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This is interesting, but a CORRELATION is not the same thing as one causing the other. Acceptance of abortion as a society doesn't CAUSE child abuse. If both of these things happen at around the same time, maybe there are other factors causing them BOTH. Such as not enough support for parents.[/b]
Both reports draw attenion to correlations and relationships, but come to different conclusions.
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Yes, which is why I don't agree with either report.

I don't think abortion either lowers crime OR that it increases child abuse. I think both of these things have other causes.
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Yes, which is why I don't agree with either report.
I don't think abortion either lowers crime OR that it increases child abuse. I think both of these things have other causes.[/b]
Bingo! Agree! Agree! Agree!
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My only comment is WHAT!!!

That is the most stupid report I have ever read. To correlate legalized abortion to less crime? How ridiculous!!! Who the heck wrote that? Probably an abortion doctor.

Sharon you make some good points.

Everyone chooses the path they will take. I wish people would stop blaming others for the way they behave. Everyone has the capacity to know right from wrong. No one wants the responsibility for anything.

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