CRIME & ABORTION
This is the fifth and final segment of the five-part series.
"...some details are misreported, misexplained, misread and/or misanalyzed."
C. ARE OTHER CRIME-BOOSTERS A RESULT OF ABORTION?
Is abortion the cause of the/any drop in crime? That really hasn't been proven, despite what Steven Levitt's bank account might indicate. Is abortion the cause of increased fatherlessness? That's hard to prove as well. But research published in Family Policy's
2000 journal found that,
Fatherlessness is the critical factor that predicts potential criminality...
Links to the entire series here...
Part One: "How the media misreported recent crime statistics, as well as misunderstood them, giving us a false sense of security."
Part Two: "How racist and how wrong some of Steven Levitt's (Freakonomics) 'abortion lowers crime' conclusions really are. And you thought William Bennett was bad."
Part Three: "Crime was already 'reduced' before Roe v. Wade, suggesting that crime rose due to other causes we shouldn't (but do) ignore, plus many instances of crime spiking after the Roe/Crime Effect should have prevented that."
Part Four: "More crime spikes after abortion removed between 2 and 20.4 million 'potential criminals' from the U.S. population...a non-exhaustive list."
Part Five: "How another major factor affected crime, one basically ignored by Freakonomics author Levitt, one which may have been a result of legalized abortion; also how five renowned Ph.D. criminologist/economists doubt Levitt's 'abortion lowers crime' theory, even calling it a 'myth.'"