Snoopitorial: The Bennett Issue
Those of you who are smart enough can read between the headlines.
THE LIBERALS HEADLINE Ex-Ed Secretary: Abort Black Babies, Crime Would Plummet
Keep in mind this is an individual who is AGAINST ABORTION!
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats are demanding Bennett apologize for linking the crime rate with the abortion of black babies.
HE IS AGAINST ABORTION!
It began with Bennett taking issue with a recent book that theorized that one reason crime is down because abortion is up.
BENNETT SAID "the idea of supporting abortion to reduce crime was “morally reprehensible.”
Bennett the author of “The Book of Virtues,” answering a caller’s question, took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up.
BUT this is not new people....
From one article: August 16, 1999
News reports last week suggested a startling explanation for decreasing crime in America's major cities. Murders, other violent crimes, and theft have all been going down. Why? Better policing? Better social policy? A strong economy? Perhaps. But none of these offers the major explanation, according to economist Steven D. Levitt and law professor John J. Donohue III. They hypothesize that half of the decrease in crime may be due to the high rate of abortion in the United States since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Here's their reasoning. The greatest decline in criminal behavior is due to fewer offenses now being committed by people under 25. Those at greatest risk of committing crimes, once they become adults, are born to "the women most likely to have abortions"—"teenagers, unmarried, and African Americans" (Washington Post, 8/10/99). Moreover, the decline in the crime rate first showed up in states that had the highest rates of abortion. Thus, they conclude, crime may be down because fewer potential criminals were born, starting about 25 years ago.
Has abortion thus been a good thing? Should it be encouraged even further as a crime-prevention measure? Professor Levitt admits that their hypothesis cannot be proven with a high degree of scientific certainty. However, we should not be surprised, he says, that, with a quarter of all pregnancies in the United States ending in abortion, there have been very significant social effects.
Where was the outrage them? Hmmmm
Question for you pro abortions warriors, with Roe v Wade did the Supreme Court drive down the American crime rate during the later Nineties? Your pro abortion stance would be that aborting millions of "unwanted" fetuses in the Seventies meant that the "wanted" babies who were allowed to be born were less likely to grow up to be vicious thugs, killas and hustlas’ in the Nineties. Thus, a sharp fall in crime thanks to legal abortion. RIGHT?
If this was true you would be jumping for joy RIGHT?
Pro-abortionists, who don't want public discussion on this theory because it would be viewed as some kind of a "pre-natal capital punishment," a way to snuff out "undesirables." Since Negros undergo three times as many abortions as whites per capita, this reason for backing legal abortion is particularly appealing to unreligious white racists.
Liberal pro-abortion types don’t want to be tied to these people.
"Unwanted" fetuses are I guess more likely to commit crimes when they grow up, so allowing their mothers to get rid of them ought to eventually reduce crime. Right?
However Roe v. Wade did not reduce the rate of illegitimacy, which is widely believed to contribute to crime. Illegitimacy shot upwards in a straight line from the 60's to today. The legalization of abortion had no affect on this trend.
Levitt and Donohue stated that the crime rate started to fall about 18-20 years after Roe v. Wade in 1973. However, this also implies that these same individuals born soon after 1973 should have grown up to be especially law-abiding teens in the early Nineties. Did they?
NO! Instead, this generation born after Roe v. Wade went on the worst youth murder spree in American history. Crime stats show the murder rate in 1993 for 14-17 years olds (who were born in the high abortion years of 1975-1979) was 3.6 times higher than that of the kids who were 14-17 years old in 1984 who were born in the pre-legalization years of 1966-1970. Over the same time span the murder rate for those 25 and over all born before legalization dropped 6%.
What about Negro children alone? Levitt and Donohue suggest that their behavior should have "benefited" whites folks as well. Instead, their murder rate grew as well.
Illegitimacy rates soared during the Seventies because legalizing abortion
finished off shotgun weddings. The Pill shifted responsibility for not getting pregnant from the boyfriend to the girlfriend. Then, legal abortion relieved the sperm donor of the customary duty of making an “honest woman” out of his woman.
Bottom line of all of this mess is liberals don’t really want to “go there” in this argument.
Jackasses Reid and Kennedy should have just kept their mouths shut.
Again liberals DESPERATE attempts to trash republicans on SOMETHING, ANYTHING will continue to backfire on them.
Liberals who normally have no use for Negros sure love to jump on the “protect a nigga” campaign when they think it scores political points.
From the Daily Kos on this story:
“Just a note I find this story horrible. I am white, but I strongly dislike hate of any kind. I don't care if you are black, white, gay, TG, or straight we are all part of the one race that is HUMAN RACE.”
U liberals are so full of shit it a wonder you can sit down.