It is a cycle. Surely you understand this, being an intelligent person.<quoted text>
I think you are pushing the cart with your horse... Poverty leads to more pregnancies... I doubt that more homicides leads to less poverty....
Anecdote: I know a girl whose mother got pregnant and married at 14. The daughter is now 13 and pregnant. Given their latent religiosity, abortion isn't even an option for her. She isn't getting married either. Statistically speaking, she is likely to be a dropout and have several more kids before she's 19.
I consider that to be a form of abuse. She should have been *encouraged* to abort the pregnancy and focus on school. When she's an adult she can crank out as many kids as she wants. But while she's under age and unable to make important life decisions the adults around her should have stepped up and did the right thing.
Now the cycle continues.