New Study Further Disproves Freakonom...

New Study Further Disproves Freakonomics Abortion-Crime Reduction Theory

There are 1 comment on the Free Republic story from Jan 1, 2009, titled New Study Further Disproves Freakonomics Abortion-Crime Reduction Theory. In it, Free Republic reports that:

A new study offer more reasons for doubting the Freakonomics theory put forward by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt that claims legalizing abortion reduced crime.

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Cpetr13

“Reality is better than truth”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#1 Jan 2, 2009
Actually, there is no way to prove or disprove the contention that abortion lowers crime. There re many factors involved in crime, the most important being economic. You cannot know if any baby brought to term or fetus that was aborted would act later on.

It would be logical to suppose that fewer babies born into poverty would men fewer criminals later in life, but not provable by either side.

If you really want to lower the crime rate, do away with the meaningless war on drugs and legalize prostitution.

It's also completely irrelevant; abortion is not allowed because of crime stats but because it is the individual woman's right.

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