The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.
Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president, Jane Romney said when National Journal asked her about the subject after a “Women for Mitt” event. “He’s not going to be touching any of that,” she said. “It’s not his focus.”
Looking in her eyes, I couldn’t come up with an answer to defend the exemptions for rape and incest…And over the course of the last few weeks, the Christmas holidays and reflecting on that…all I can say is that God was working on my heart.
[NBC’s Savannah] Guthrie asked if there was a “right to privacy” in the Constitution, to which Trump responded, “I guess there is, I guess there is. And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask this question?” Apparently he failed to pick up on Guthrie’s reference to the legal principle that was key in the decision to legalize abortion in Roe v. Wade, and her pointed way of asking where he stood on the matter. “Well, that’s a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life,” Donald mused before adding, “What does that have to do with privacy?”
The Social Security system, in my opinion, is a flawed design, period. But having said that, the design would work a lot better if we had stable demographic trends. We don’t have enough workers to support the retirees … . A third of the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion.
I still need to read the book, but one thing I found incredibly interesting and timely was the “Donohue-Levitt hypothesis (pdf)”.
This hypothesis states that the SCOTUS decision in 1973 on Roe V Wade legalizing abortion is a big part of why crime rates began falling around 20 years later. Now they go to great lengths to explain that abortion is not a crime fighting technique, but rather that when women can legally control when they have children this leads to better home environments for the children they do have, which leads to these children growing up less likely to commit crime. The data they found during their study was obviously strong enough for them to make this assertion and propose this theory, and after reading up on it myself I am inclined to agree.