Abortion and Crime Debate
Do you believe Legalized Abortion has lowered the Crime Rate ?

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PRO 1

Two researchers have concluded that legalizing abortion in the United States in the 1970s led to the drop in crime seen in the country two decades later.

 

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Because the unwanted offspring of poor, teen-age minority women were aborted at a disproportionately high rate in the 1970s, the pool of young potential troublemakers now reaching adulthood has been thinned.

 

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The study as saying abortion may be responsible for as much as half the over-all reduction in the U.S. crime rate that occurred from 1991 to 1997.

 

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The study said the drop in crime rates came roughly 20 years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Five states that had legalized abortion before the Supreme Court decision saw drops in crime before the rest of the country, the study added.

 

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Areas with high abortion rates in general have seen greater drops in crime rates about 15 percent more in the 1990s than areas where there were fewer abortions, the study said. 

 

 

 

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