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August 15, 2007

Abortion Has Led To Higher Crime and Murder Rates

Filed under: Abortion,Family,Pro-Life — Psycheout @ 5:12 pm

culturecideIt’s only natural that a culture of death would feed on itself.  Any thinking person knows that the devaluation of human life leads society down the path to culturecide.  A new study demonstrates this to be true.  Pro-lifers have been saying this for decades.  Now they have statistical data to back it up.

A study conducted by a researcher at the University of Maryland shows that legalized abortion has led to higher rates of crime and increased murder rates. The occured because a higher percentage of children grew up in single-parent homes during the years following Roe v. Wade.

Supreme Court decisions have consequences.  Disasterous ones.

According to Lott, the high court’s decision ultimately resulted in more out-of-wedlock births, a reduction in the number of children adopted and fewer married parents.

“Those are contradictory directions,” the economist told the Cybercast News Service in an interview. “What ties them together is liberalized abortion rules.”

Lott said those results produced by Roe “affected decisions on premarital sex and careful contraception. It’s a matter of economics. When something seems less costly, there’s more of it.”

The disintegration of the family has a clear ripple effect which impacts all of society.  And not in a good way.

Because Roe resulted in more children growing up in single-parent homes and because such children are more likely to become criminals than those in two-parent homes, the researchers say abortion led to higher rates of crime.

They point out that 5 percent of white children were born out of wedlock from 1965 to 1969, compared to 16 percent in the 1980’s. Black children born out of wedlock increased from 35 percent to 62 percent in the same period.

These children of unwed mothers, statistically more at risk of becoming criminals, are responsible for the increase of murders by 700 cases in 1998 alone, they say. Such a dramatic increase carried a financial price tag of $3.3 billion in “victimization costs,” according to their paper.

Ultimately, Lott says murder rates rose anywhere from half a percent to 7 percent as a result of legalized abortion.

A society that no longer values life is a society that will ultimately destroy itself.  The unintended consequences of murdering children in the womb have turned out to be more costly than advocates of abortion on demand had expected (or admitted to).  Fewer unwanted children was supposed to translate to less crime and misery.  The reality was the exact opposite.

Rebuilding and renewing the culture and encouraging two-parent families (one man and one woman) will reverse this trend.  Pro-lifers have been right all along: death begets death.  Isn’t it time to stop the slaughter?

The death toll of innocent pre-born children since the horrendous Roe v Wade decision (which haunts Jane Roe, aka Norma McCorvey today) is astonishing: 48, 559, 993 lives snuffed out since 1973 in The United States alone.  That’s a lot of tears and a lot of pain.

Safe and legal?  Someone dies each time an abortion is performed.  It’s 100% fatal.  Stop the madness.  Stop the butchery.  Stop the culturecide.

— Psycheout

27 Comments »

  1. Brownback would do more for the unborn by stepping aside and not splitting the vote.

    http://shotpolitics.com/brownback-should-move-on-down-the-road.htm

    Comment by Jennifer — August 15, 2007 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  2. Let’s just admit it and move on already. Abortions in America are depriving us of a potentially low wage workforce. I’m against regulations and if somebody (China, for example) wants to sell low priced goods to Americans that want low priced goods …well then, a little lead paint for their kid’s toy (and eventually their brain)or a little anti-freeze in their toothpaste is the extra price they may pay. Nuthin’s for free folks.
    We need cheap labor here to compete in the global market. The thousands to tens of thousands of fetal alcohol syndrome kids born every year sounds to me like we can produce low wage soccer ball or Halloween costume seamstresses and cut out Pakistan’s or China’s corner on the market. Of course some of those afflicted end up being sociopaths but that just means more jobs for American correctional facility workers.
    Not to mention that when abortion becomes illegal we may gain more higher educated convicts in prison by arresting the women(think of them as college educated Buffy’s and Steffi’s (add a little heart shape above that “i” in Steffi)) seeking or have gotten illegal abortions, those prisoners can do many high wage jobs but at the much lower prison wage. Global hegemony – here we come!
    On to healthcare! We will also gain prisoner wage doctors and all their medical knowledge and skills. Cheap Healthcare!
    In toto, we will solve the majority of America’s problems (even beyond your keen insight) by stopping legal abortion.

    Comment by carsick — August 15, 2007 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  3. I think that we should force women to have the babies, and then judge them on various fitness criteria.

    Some sould be exposed to the elements, others should be designated workers and the best should be identified and taught to be the elite rulers of a new elightened society.

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 15, 2007 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  4. Some sould be exposed to the elements, others should be designated workers and the best should be identified and taught to be the elite rulers of a new elightened society.

    Wow, nice idea. The last ones having something like that in mind are quite well known, you know. They´re called nazis.

    Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 5:23 am | Reply

  5. I’d really like to see this research. The methodology described seems to have not controlled for intervening variables. It would be as accurate to say that my birth in the 1950s resulted in the same statistical increase. It is my fault. Sorry.

    Comment by Earl — August 16, 2007 @ 5:49 am | Reply

  6. So counterintuitive right now. Explain.

    Comment by amherstdam — August 16, 2007 @ 6:50 am | Reply

  7. I pray that those doctors’ hands will slip when he is aborting those babies and he’ll cut a major artery causing the women will bleed to death. Then I pray that the doctors will have heart attacks and die themselves.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 16, 2007 @ 7:31 am | Reply

  8. you said it your self:”more children growing up in single-parent homes and because such children are more likely to become criminals than those in two-parent homes” come on that is so not very true.. if women start having kids with out being married or have a baby and not want it .. its not fair for the mother what if she can’t afford having a baby, the first thing you should restrict is people being irresponsible for having premarital relations, as backwards as this sounds, you take a look at Kuwait’s ratio for unmarried women having babies extremely limited, because there is a family and the law that puts their foot down in that matter, if the issue is taken to the law then the man has to get married to the woman, and have their baby legally, with family involved then thats another concept nobody gets to know because in our religion its a sin first, and in our culture its a shame. so that bounds the whole picture, and am always on the law’s side because they act more rationally in these matters looking at the family side.

    Comment by maliha11 — August 16, 2007 @ 8:55 am | Reply

  9. Connie, I don’t think that is the kind of prayer that honors God and His love for His children.

    I also feel that abortion is a sin, although unlike many, I am willing to make an exception in cases where the life of the mother is in danger, or in cases where the baby has developmental abnormalities that are incompatible with life.

    But to pray for the death of fellow human beings — God’s creations — I’m sorry, but I just cannot countenance that.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 16, 2007 @ 9:56 am | Reply

  10. Well done Connie, show your true colors to the world!! Now tell us how you really feel. Always nice to know how you wackos “think” about such matters.

    Lyssie, what makes you think you know what kind of prayer “honors God and His love for His children”?? Do you claim to know the mind of God?? Have you read your Bible lately??

    “Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed.” Exodus 22:19

    “Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death.” Exodus 21:15

    “Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants.” Isaiah 14:21

    “But if this charge is true and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst.” Deuteronomy 22:20-21

    “If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey, I will inflict you with seven more disasters for your sins. I will release wild animals that will kill your children and destroy your cattle, so your numbers will dwindle and your roads will be deserted.” Leviticus 26:21-22

    Comment by Jack's Smirking Revenge — August 16, 2007 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  11. “Wow, nice idea. The last ones having something like that in mind are quite well known, you know. They´re called nazis. Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 5:23 am ”

    That is sick tht you compare me to a Nazi. Did you know that they secretly accepted homosexuallity? Half the officials were bone-smuggling butt-pirates.

    you better take that back!

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 16, 2007 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  12. “That is sick tht you compare me to a Nazi. Did you know that they secretly accepted homosexuallity? Half the officials were bone-smuggling butt-pirates.”

    I didn´t compare you to anything. I just said they share that petty idea with you.
    And homosexuals received the same treatment in the 3rd Reich as the Jews. That´s histoty. That´s backed by FACTS. What does back your claim? Nothing of value, I guess.

    “you better take that back!”

    Or what? Are you gonna send the FBI after me? LOL!

    Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

  13. I think it’s pretty well known that Goering was a flaming Nazi transvestite, PG. And Hitler was a notorious drug addict. Both of these are liberal traits.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  14. “I think it’s pretty well known that Goering was a flaming Nazi transvestite, PG. And Hitler was a notorious drug addict. Both of these are liberal traits.”

    Can you give me any source of that? Or is it just rumor and gibberish.

    And liberal traits? I know a fare shair of conservative drug addicts and perverts. No political direction can claim not to have it´s foul apples.

    Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  15. Information is so hard to find, isn’t it, PG?

    Homosexuality and the Nazi Party

    Hermann Goering liked to dress up in drag and wear campy make-up; and so on and so forth (Rector:57).
    […]
    And it was the transvestite Goering who started the “evolution of the Final Solution…[with an] order to Heydrich (Jan. 24, 1939) concerning the solution of the Jewish question by ’emigration’ and ‘evacuation'” (Robinson:25)

    Hitler’s Drugged Soldiers

    Hitler was a drug addict too. His personal doctor gave him daily meth injections and he was also provided eyedrops laced with narcotics.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  16. Homosexuality and the Nazi Party

    Interesting. Doesn´t present much hard data, but interesting. And still, it also states the general stance of the nazis towards homos. And that involved concentration camps.

    Hitler’s Drugged Soldiers

    So the Wehrmacht made experiments to reinforce the abilities of their soldiers by using drugs? Well, almost every army did, you know. Even yours. Barely an argument. (http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2003/02/57434 for an example.)

    Hitler and the party heads on the other hand, well, I´d not exspect anything good from those ***holes to begin with. Although it is stated that Hitler himself got those daily injections out of medical reasons.

    Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  17. Jack, you make a good point. I don’t presume to know the mind of God. I am interpreting things through the way that I was taught about the Bible since I was a child, and my education about God consisted of teachings about a God who loves us, is infinitely wise, is merciful and forgiving, but who will not countenance those whose sins hurt others. Connie’s prayer was just so utterly foreign to me, as in my family, we would have been more likely to pray that those who would seek and those who perform abortions realize their sin, repent of it, and go forward in the rest of their days with determination to protect the innocent.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 17, 2007 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  18. “Ms. Lyssie”, I don’t think I care for your tone one little bit. As christians we need to do whatever we have to in order to protect the lives of those little babies. If praying for the Lord to punish a murdering doctor and the trash who spread their legs in the first place isn’t christian then I don’t know what is. I think you need to get your priorities in order before people start to think you are a member of NARAL.

    The bible says “An Eye for an Eye”, don’t you think this applies for the eyes of the unborn? I think you should lay down the Cosmopolitan and pick up the bible.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 17, 2007 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  19. We’ll just have to agree to disagree, I think. You seem to have a lot of anger and a thirst for vengeance in your heart. Those aren’t the Christian values that I was raised to follow, but if your values bring you happiness and cause you to lead an upstanding moral life that helps other people, then who am I to judge? I’ve registered my discomfort with your attitude, and will address it no more.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 17, 2007 @ 7:06 am | Reply

  20. The only thing I thirst for is the word of God and justice for the unborn. I don’t doubt that you are a Christian but you have got to realize that you can’t support possibly liberal ideals and the Lord at the same time. You have to pick your side Hon, and I hope you’ll choose the right one. If I upset you then I’m sorry, but I won’t apologize for speaking the Gospel truth. I am going to email you some information about the CWA. I think that it would do you good to spend some time with strong Christian women.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 17, 2007 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  21. The only thing I thirst for is the word of God and justice for the unborn

    And the death of Elvis’ fans, and a near-death experience for Lindsay Lohan, according to you. I do look forward to receiving your information, and will peruse it carefully. You don’t need to apologize for your viewpoints, but nor will I apologize for taking issue with your frequent calls for death for people of whom you disapprove.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 17, 2007 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  22. This study might be more believeable if it’s entire premise weren’t fundamentally flawed. It’s actually flawed in several ways, but I’ll only address the most siginificant flaw– that crime rates are actually down– in this post.

    Overall crime rates are actually down since 1973. In addition, the one crime cited specifically– murder– is down notably from its 1973 rate (5.6 per 100,000 in 2005 vs 9.4/100,000 in 1973). In fact, in only 7 of the 32 years since 1973 has the murder rate exceeded that of 1973, and 5 of the seven happened before 1982, when the “victims” of the change in the law would have been 8 years old or younger. I suspect if their had been a huge increase in the number of toddlers murdering people in the 70’s, we would have heard about it.

    Yes, the crime rate did increase after 1973. If we ignore the current crime rate and only consider the peak year (1980), the study is still obviously flawed. Besides the change in the abortion law, what else was going on in 1980? A major recession perhaps? Crime remained high throughout the Reagan & Bush the First years, it then fell dramatically during the Clinton years, falling from 5660 crimes per 100,000 people in 1992 to 4124/100,000 in 2000, Clinton’s last full year in office. Coincidentally, that rate was the lowest overall crime rate since 1972, but that is not evidence that the change in abortion law has anything to do with it.

    The crime rate rose fairly consistently starting in 1960 (1887/100,000, 1960 is the first year that I could locate statistics for), though it has fluctuated a bit in the intervening years (it dropped a bit in the first few years of the Reagan administration before rapidly rising just short of it’s 1980 peak in 1991 (5987/100,000). It wasn’t until the Clinton administration that we saw a consistent, dramatic decline in crime rates. In every single year of the Clinton administration, the crime rate was lower then it was the year before. Again, what world events coincided with that decrease? A thriving economy, low unemployment, etc. In 2001, guess what happened? The economy tanked and crime rates increased. As the economy improved in 2003, the decline that had begun during the Clinton years resumed dropping down even further though at least 2005 (the last year for which statistics are available). So do you begin to see a pattern here? When the economy is good, the crime rate is low. When the economy is bad, the crime rate is low. If the events of the last week continue and we enter a recession in the near future, expect to see the crime rate increase again. Certainly there are other factors, but the overwhelming driving factor is the state of the economy. The legality of abortion has nothing to do with it.

    (stats from http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm)

    Comment by mike — August 18, 2007 @ 1:48 am | Reply

  23. oops… When the economy is good, the crime rate is low. When the economy is bad, the crime rate is high.

    Comment by mike — August 18, 2007 @ 1:52 am | Reply

  24. Fatal flaw #2:

    “They point out that 5 percent of white children were born out of wedlock from 1965 to 1969, compared to 16 percent in the 1980’s. Black children born out of wedlock increased from 35 percent to 62 percent in the same period.

    These children of unwed mothers, statistically more at risk of becoming criminals, are responsible for the increase of murders by 700 cases in 1998 alone, they say. Such a dramatic increase carried a financial price tag of $3.3 billion in “victimization costs,” according to their paper.”

    Logically speaking, wouldn’t the legalization of abortion reduce the number of children born out of wedlock? I mean, most abortions aren’t done by married women, are they? So, while the number of children born out of wedlock increased, the number is actually lower then it would have been if abortion would not have been legalized. Based on the rationalization used in the article, that means that the legalization of abortion has actually lowered the crime rate since more children would have been born out of wedlock if abortion were illegal.

    And, going back to my previous post, children born in the 80’s wouldn’t likely be significantly effecting the crime rate until the mid to late 90’s when they are teens and adults. The highest crime rates actually coincides more closely with the lower out-of-wedlock birth rates of the 60’s and 70’s.

    As I said, this study is a joke.

    Comment by mike — August 18, 2007 @ 2:22 am | Reply

  25. I should clarify that that quote is from the article linked to in the post above.

    Comment by mike — August 18, 2007 @ 2:31 am | Reply

  26. D’oh! I almost missed a goody! The article claims that “These children of unwed mothers, statistically more at risk of becoming criminals, are responsible for the increase of murders by 700 cases in 1998 alone”. Great, except that the murder rate in 1998 was down from 9.4/100,000 in 1973 to 6.3/100,000 in 1998. Not only is the relative rate down, but even the actual rate is lower (from 19,640 in 1973 to 16,914 in 1998). Considering that population increased by nearly 60 million people during that time period, that decrease is pretty dramatic.

    Once again, this study is a joke that can’t even stand up to a cursory examination.

    Comment by mike — August 18, 2007 @ 2:58 am | Reply

  27. Lyssie,

    And if these people were not of the same belief system as you, surely they have commited no sin in their own eyes, so why impose your system of belief on others that you do not personally know!! Do you also claim to know how every other person lives and thinks??

    “I am interpreting things through the way that I was taught”
    What about thinking for oneself? Does the action of others affect you in such a way that you feel threatened? Lyssie, you seem to have taken in all you have been taught without any thought of your own.

    “I was taught about the Bible since I was a child”
    Are you still a child now? Do you have any thoughts of your own on this matter? Perhaps these people who “taught” you were wrong?

    “and my education about God consisted of teachings about a God who loves us, is infinitely wise, is merciful and forgiving, but who will not countenance those whose sins hurt others.”

    Lyssie, Lyssie, Lyssie, I hate to repeat myself but, have you read your Bible lately??

    “When they came to the threshing floor of Nodan, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God to steady it, for the oxen were making it tip. But the Lord was angry with Uzzah; God struck him on that spot, and he died there before God.” Samuel 6:3-7

    “The LORD is God! The LORD is God!” Then Elijah commanded, “Seize all the prophets of Baal. Don’t let a single one escape!” So the people seized them all, and Elijah took them down to the Kishon Valley and killed them there. Kings 18:36-40

    God only loves you when you do as He says or commands. Disobey Him and you will suffer. He is not “infinitely wise” otherwise our planet would be stable and not susceptible to earthquakes or tidal waves which harm and kill the human population of the Earth.

    God is only forgiving when it suits Him, and only Him. Why else so much pain in the world we live in?
    “I will fill your mountains with the dead. Your hills, your valleys, and your streams will be filled with people slaughtered by the sword. I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 35:7-9

    As for “sins who hurt others”, well, if God can get humans to hurt others it saves Him having to do it Himself:
    “Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.” Jeremiah 48:10

    Lyssie, can I ask what other education you have experienced apart from what you already know? Anything outside of religious teachings and scripture? Philosophy? Psychology? Science?

    Comment by Jack's Smirking Revenge — August 19, 2007 @ 12:04 pm | Reply


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