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Abortion and Crime

Researchers noticed a peculiar pattern. When an individual state or the country as a whole relaxed abortion laws, 16 years later there was a drastic drop in crime in 16 year olds, but not those older. Why would this be? When you force a single mother to bear a child she does not want and whom she cannot afford to raise, that child gets an inferior upbringing is a lower class neighbourhood. If she is permitted to abort that child and later when she had husband and financial security, she could afford to bring a child up in a better neighbourhood with better schools give it more attention. The reason crime drops is that the kids that would most likely become criminals are simply not born. They don’t exist to commit crimes. The movie Freakonomics documents this.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

Protecting You From Yourself

We have quite elaborate procedures to protect you from abusing prescription drugs, even for drugs that almost no-one abuses. We devote large teams to stop people from taking drugs such as cocaine, heroin and even relatively harmless ones like cannabis and ayahuasca. Yet it is odd that we as a society do almost nothing at all to protect people from injuring themselves with too much alcohol, caffeine, fat, high fructose corn syrup, salt, sugar, tobacco… In terms of total damage, these ignored substances could well be a bigger health problem.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

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