Friday, September 30, 2005

William Bennett:Foot-N-Mouth Disease

From FoxNews...Senator Demands Apology for Bennett Remarks

William Bennett needs to think before he speaks. His recent comments regarding blacks and crime rates compared to abortion were atrocious:

The author of "The Book of Virtues," answering a caller's question, took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up.

"But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down," Bennett said.

He went on to call that "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."


Now I haven't seen any study correlating crime rates with abortion rates, BUT I don't believe one would have baring on the other. Life is life, period. Couldn't Bennett have said that in response to the caller's question?

I believe Bennett meant well and he believes in the sanctity of life. He just needs to watch his words better.

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