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In an article written for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt claimed that, since abortion had been legalized, crime rates had dropped considerably. Donohue suggested that 50% of crimes that had been eliminated were gone because abortion was legalized. (Donohue 379)

However, a different study, run by The National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect, recorded that child abuse had risen over 1,000% since abortion was legalized. A study done by Bowling Green University found that a woman who had an abortion was 144% more likely to abuse their children then one who had not had an abortion.

Data from the US Statistical Abstract confirmed that deaths occurring from child abuse had raised 400% over the first 18 years of legalized abortion. (“Did abortion benefit society by reducing child abuse and crime?”)

Legalizing abortion did not reduce crime; instead, it did the exact opposite in raising crime up an unbelievable number.


Donohue, John. “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 66.2 (2001): 379-420. Web. 11/25/13.

“Did abortion benefit society by reducing child abuse and crime?” News Today.  National Right to Life. 03/06/13. Web. 11/25/13.

What’ve We Become?


Article from ICU Mobile

Brace yourself before you read any further.

Since 1973 more than 55,000,000 Americans have had NO CHANCE at life. They were aborted.

1,300,000 or more abortions occur every year in the United States.

3,800 or more abortions occur every day in the United States.

40,000,000 pregnancies a year will end in an induced abortion around the world. That is 109,589 every day.*

How long? How long must we sing this song?

We read these numbers of human lives lost, HUMAN BEINGS NO LONGER WITH US, and it should trigger something deep inside of us. There should be a visceral reaction that rises in protest. “No! This should not happen, this should not be. This is not right!”

We long for what’s right. We long for right-ness, or righteousness. When we see an injustice with such a human toll as abortion, we should feel slighted, undone, and dissatisfied. We sense an imbalance, and we should want to set it straight. The destruction of human lives, created in the image of God like all of us, our Lord’s heart is broken and so should ours break.

We don’t know how many more must die. We don’t know how many more will be killed before God finally ends this sin. But we do know this: God is righteous. There is nothing in Him that’s wrong, and it’s His righteousness that will prevail at the end of the age. No atrocity that has ever been committed will go unpunished or unsettled. He brings His justice to light and will never fail to right every wrong.

As heinous and horrific as things are here on earth, and abortion must be chief among the atrocities, there is a Judge in heaven, a righteous Judge, who presides over all, and His righteousness will have the last word. And so it will be with abortion.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. (Psalms 145:17)

We don’t know how many more will die. We don’t know how long our souls will remain in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? (Psalm 6:3)

But we do know God is righteous. In that we find hope.

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*data provided by the Guttmacher Institute