Is there a causal link between the drastic crime-drop , at the turn of the millennium , to the remote event of the legalization of abortion in the mid 90 's ? Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner would have us believe , in their movie Freakonomics , that there is a statistically definable and clear relationship between the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v .Wade and the reduction of criminality In brief , they posit that the legalization of abortion in the 70 's set into motion a chain of causal events which would eventually lead to a dramatic decrease in criminal incidence and crime rates in the last twenty years . The argument is buttressed by the fact that the statistical data in the rise of ...view middle of the document...
At any rate , the Supreme Court reveals that this will help reduce the incidence of bearing unwanted children and causing more trauma for both the mother and the child in the long run . Levitt and Dubner , on the
hand , added color into this line of argument by stretching the correlation of unwanted children to either the rise or fall of crime.
The less there are unacknowledged and marginalized children in the streets , then soon enough , society will feel its long term benefits in the decrease in criminality after a reasonable number of years .Stated more succinctly , the would-be criminals of the 90 's no longer existed to wreak havoc among the populace precisely because they have been denied entry into the world a couple of years back . The pool of criminals has so been destroyed even before it can propound the incidences related to crime and criminality . There is a charming appeal to the theory since the numbers and data agree to the premise . What was then a privilege , costly abortion procedures done illegally , to middle and upper class women now is available to the lower tier category of young mothers who are in need of controlling the size of their families .Legalized abortion helps ease the increase in disparate conditions of family life .
Pro-creative choice gains persuasive force because mothers who are privy to their personal conditions are given the liberty to act on the right choice (Levitt Dubner , 2007 . In Roe v . Wade , the plaintiff sued the Texas Criminal Statute penalizing abortion for being unconstitutional as it denies equal treatment , the right to privacy and the freedom to choose to those are in need of them most .