Friday, March 23, 2012

Abortions & Crime

Something to think about when discussing the morality and legality of abortion:

The legalization of abortion in the 1970´s was one of the primary reasons why crime rates fell in the 1990´s. 

- 1973: US Supreme Court legalizes abortion across USA.
- 1990´s: Crime rates drop all over the country. 
The explanation:
- Unwanted children have high risk for developing criminal activities at some point in their lives because of the conditions they grow up in. 
- As a whole generation of potentially unwanted children was never born, 20 years later, when they would have been in the peak crime ages, they simply weren´t there.
- There were 5 states that legalized abortion 3 years before the rest of the country.These same states started showing crime reductions 3 years earlier than the rest.
- Those states where abortion was not only legal but was easily available, showed a bigger decrease in crime rates - 30% lower.

There is a huge relation between giving women the right to choose and crime.

Friday, March 9, 2012

About the campaign "Kony 2012"

Who is Joseph Kony and how can the United States help stop the LRA? 
Watch Richard Downie comment on "Kony 2012". 

This is a short, interesting video about the campaign Kony 2012 and the situation in the region.

Click on the link, not the image.

By: Center for Strategic & International Studies - CSIS