Legalized Abortions Tied to Crime Drop of 1990s

As a wave of tougher abortion laws spreads across the U.S., a new study finds that crime dropped significantly between 1997 and 2014 in the five states where abortion was legalized in the 1970s, before Roe v Wade. The reason, according to the authors: Fewer unwanted children grew up in adverse circumstances that influenced future criminal behavior.