Quite a Predicament

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I have a predicament. You see, so many people say that circumstances should judge whether or not abortion is right. It is from this view that people believe the woman should choose whether or not she wants to abort her child. I mean, who are we to stand in her way, right?

For anyone out there that believes the above, I want them to read something:

1. A woman is pregnant. She has had fourteen children and too many have already died. She and her husband do not have the funds to raise another child. Should she abort?

2. A woman is pregnant with her sixth son. Since you can see what is going to happen, the mother will be losing her husband in four more years and have three more children. She will struggle greatly with this extra child. Should she abort?

3. A woman is pregnant and engaged. The fiancee is not the father of the child. She faces public ridicule and rejection if anyone finds out. Should the woman abort?

I wonder what your responses were? It might be worthy to note that the below list is the child you would have aborted if you had chosen that action.

1. John Wesley

2. Dwight L. Moody

3. Jesus Christ

Surely, abortion is an evil crime and should be abolished! Please watch the following video:


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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.