The False side of Freakonomics, or The Economic Abortion Query

Economics. It seems like such a safe subject, right? Think of the television commercials that look at the ‘cause and effect’ of being Phil Shifley – they show how the most unforeseen outcome can be the answer to a scenario; but Occam’s razor is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the answer is the most obvious [most sense or path of least resistance]. Essentially, unless the math doesn’t jive, it’s conjecture. The math of this abortion equation does NOT jive….how can this have possibly been calculated when ‘cause and effect’ cannot be totally determined. Incidentally, cause and effect are philosophical, not statistical.

The abortion economic question is this: Was abortion the answer to lower criminal activity BECAUSE of their mother’s present economic and social status?

The author of ‘Freakonomics’ wrote: “The very factors that drove millions of American women to have an abortion also seemed to predict that their children, had they been born, would have led unhappy and possibly criminal lives…….Perhaps the most dramatic effect of legalized abortion, however, and one that would take years to reveal itself, was its impact on crime. In the early 1990s, just as the first cohort of children born after Roe v. Wade was hitting its late teen years—the years during which young men enter their criminal prime—the rate of crime began to fall. What this cohort was missing, of course, were the children who stood the greatest chance of becoming criminals. And the crime rate continued to fall as an entire generation came of age minus the children whose mothers had not wanted to bring a child into the world. Legalized abortion led to less unwantedness; unwantedness leads to high crime; legalized abortion, therefore, led to less crime.”

Also know that the author commented that having a swimming pool in your back yard makes your child more likely to die than not having a pool. I might agree to that, and add that having a way to harm a child close at hand, whether it is a swimming pool or an abortion practitioner, to be a very BAD DECISION and can result in a child’s death. Further, the child can be taught to stay away from the pool, a fence with a locked gate can be installed, BUT an abortion is something a child does not accidentally fall into and drown. A choice was made FOR the child to die because of his/her economic status, and now the scenario of the swimming pool is safe from the child’s certain drowning death. To be clear, most poverty stricken families do not have swimming pools to be concerned about. Their argument is perverse and invalid, even offensive.

Following the absurdity of Freakonomics is, well, absurd. The likelihood of a child born in poverty becoming a criminal is the same as any person born, regardless of the child’s circumstances. Was abortion the answer to lower criminal activity BECAUSE of their mother’s present economic and social status? Some would assume that to be true. The truth is that most moms are much more concerned about their own poverty FIRST. The author of Freakonomics did not consider the truth of the situation, who actually aborts, and why.

QUESTION: Who here is responsible for how they were conceived? A compelling thought, a reasonable consideration. 

Of course I have a problem with this scenario using abortion to kill would-be criminals, and particularly with the author of Freakonomics, because IF his so-called research is correct, then every third-world child would never live outside the womb because they will always be in poverty, malnourished and ill. Billionaires like Bill and Melinda Gates uses population control to decide who gets to be born in developing countries because of the unborn child’s circumstances and his/her parent’s economic status. Again, who here is responsible for how they were conceived? 

Even if there is just one parent, a child’s life can have meaning and true purpose. A parent’s job is to bring up a child to be a good friend, parent, spouse, worker, and citizen. Cause and effect makes for interesting conversation but should NEVER determine the outcome of life and death for anyone that cannot testify on their own behalf. 

SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Liberals, Abortion Cartel Incites Violence Toward Prolifers

Liberals and the Abortion Cartel [Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, etc.] incites hate speech and violence directed, TARGETED, at peaceful, praying prolifers on public sidewalks. And the only ‘ammo’ they have against the truth in the womb is lying to untold millions about factual videos depicting what actually happens in abortion facilities: dismembering and disarticulating innocent unborn children for profit, both inside and outside the so-called ‘clinic’. KEEPLIFELEGAL

Liberal hate speech leads to hate crimes that target religious people; prolifers must combat pious proabort extremists motivating and spewing this hateful rhetoric toward them and others of religious sects that don’t agree with their abortion agenda. This not-so-new violence toward prolifers has catapulted from their hate speech to actual violent acts on innocent people.

KEEPLIFELEGALUsing ’cause and effect’ against prolifers because Planned Parenthood and other so-called ‘providers’ harvest baby parts for sale? Interesting. Well, if that works, and it won’t because of our Constitutional right to FREE SPEECH, then all pornography would have to be outlawed because their ‘heavily edited’ videos that cause men and women to commit rape and sometimes murder. Ted Bundy confessed that pornography caused him to rape and eventually kill: “…confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978….decapitated at least 12 of his victims [read the rest here].”

“As a young boy of 12 or 13, I encountered, outside the home, in the local grocery and drug stores, softcore pornography. Young boys explore the sideways and byways of their neighborhoods, and in our neighborhood, people would dump the garbage. From time to time, we would come across pornographic books of a harder nature – more graphic. This also included detective magazines, etc., and I want to emphasize this. The most damaging kind of pornography – and I’m talking from hard, real, personal experience – is that that involves violence and sexual violence. The wedding of those two forces – as I know only too well – brings about behavior that is too terrible to describe.” ~ Ted Bundy. See the video below. 

So, when the liberal leftwing proaborts say ’cause and effect’ to shut down the truth, remind them of Mr. Bundy. What Ted Bundy did is NOTHING compared to what goes on in every abortion facility across the United States over 3500 time per day.

The Abortion Cartel believes what Robert Dear did in Colorado Springs was because of videos he may have seen – this is not much different from what Ted Bundy did because of videos he saw; so until the pornography industry is shut down, your ’cause and effect’ argument is invalid.


EXPOSING THE ABORTION AGENDA FROM THE PULPIT, ON THE SIDEWALK & IN THE STATEHOUSE. KeepLifeLegal advocates for unborn life on the sidewalks of abortion facilities, the steps of the Statehouse, and the Church with prayer, community outreach, and real LIFE supporting options.