Pro Choice: The Legalization Of Abortion And Pro-Choice
In 1812 Connecticut was the first state to pass a law criminalizing abortion, …show more content…
Steven D. Levitt quoted from his studies of abortion and crime rates “legalization of abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions.” As early as 18 years after the legalization of abortion; crime rates were significantly lower and he stated the states that legalized abortion earlier saw the crime rate drop sooner than others. “Women who have abortions are those most at risk to give birth to children who would engage in criminal activity.” He goes on to talk about women who had control of their births were more likely to raise their children in healthy environments. Philosopher and Professor Peter Singer justified the matter of abortion in the sense that the world is overpopulated. An estimate from the UN stated that the world population in 2050 would be around 9.3 billion. Increasing the population will also increase pollution, starvation, medical and educational cost, poverty, and lack of resources. Just imagine the population increase and strain if abortions were outlawed.
Pro-choice pushes the freedom for women to have the power over their own bodies but, also brings up a very important aspect of the freedom is knowledge. The attitude or lack of sexual education has lead to the ignorance in the causes and prevention of pregnancies. Abstinence only sexual education and not body positive and factual sexual education has lead to a high rate of pregnancy in teenagers. Studies show that impoverish women have more chances of unwanted pregnancies because their lack knowledge in birth control