crime statistics http://archive2.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/25830/all en Bill Maher Asks If Abortion Is Responsible for Less Crime http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/bill-maher-asks-if-abortion-responsible-less-crime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But creator of American Crime suggests many other factors, not abortion, for dropping crime rates. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/133748" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">It might be aborted babies who are today’s (would-be) criminals, according to comedian Bill Maher’s line of thinking.</p><p dir="ltr">John Ridley, the creator, writer and director of ABC's American Crime and writer of the film 12 Years a Slave, appeared as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher on March 6. Maher asked Ridley about America’s dropping crime rates and suggested abortion could be the reason because then “less unwanted babies are born.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/bill-maher-asks-if-abortion-responsible-less-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Life Media Abortion American Crime Bill Maher Crime crime rate crime statistics John Ridley Real Time with Bill Maher TV show Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:53:43 +0000 julia.seymour 48406 at http://archive2.mrc.org