Abortion Isn't The Way To Weed Out Criminals

This is a particularly frightening commentary on how to reduce crime ("Does abortion lower the crime rate?" Economic Viewpoint, Sept. 27). The suggestion that abortion assists society in "weeding out children" who would likely become criminals moves you into the category of people with extreme political views. While there may be some cause-and-effect relationship between abortion and crime, there must be also thousands of other determinants not mentioned in your summary of the Donahue and Levitt research.

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