So, if I may put you on the spot:This was essentially the argument in the 1990s book Freakonomics. Without taking a moral position on abortion, the authors concluded that the sudden and sharp decrease in crime seen in the 1990s was due not to the Clinton Crime Bill or advanced policing methods but due to altered demographics, since many unwanted children twenty years earlier were not born in the ghetto to single mothers, which drastically changed the criminal statistics when they would have entered their peak criminal age (18-28 years later).
If this is altered, there had better be some attention paid to the demographic changes in store 20 years from now. If this is simply ignored, we are in for a South Africa style crime state. This is ONE of the reasons I say this change will be a disaster UNLESS combined with an overall shift to conservative policies, or at a bare minimum a reinforcing of the importance of family and traditional values. Unless we invest in the schools and communities for these keeds, and at least attempt to put them on a successful path, we will be raising an army of barbarians within our own walls.
If you had to choose between (1) keeping abortion legal or (2) banning abortion without any other changes (and risking whatever problems this may cause in 18-20 years due to demographics), which would you choose?