Abortion Increases Out-of-Wedlock Births and Murder Rates.

Researches have found that an increase of abortion has led to an increase in out-of-wedlock births and an increase in the murder rate.

A study suggests that abortion increases out-of-wedlock births. In the late 1960s, only 4.8 percent of births among whites were out-of-wedlock births. In the 1980s that percentage rose to 16.1, and the percentage of African-American out-of-wedlock births rose from 34.9 to 61.8 percent.

The study conducted at Yale Law School found that when abortion was legalized, teens began to engage in sexual intercourse outside of marriage more than ever before. While this has led to many abortions, many women who do not want an abortion are now giving birth to more out-of-wedlock babies than ever before.

According to the study, children born out-of-wedlock are more likely to end up in a single parent home and eventually more likely to engage in crimes. In fact, the study found that for every one percent increase in abortion, the murder rate rises by .08 percent.


1Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births, Yale Law School Working Paper # 254 May 2001, pp. 1-45


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