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Murder from a cost/ benefit perspective

Following the Tangerine traitor's thinking on the events in Turkey, should we extend the metaphor?

Maybe criminal sentences for murder should be based on costs, like incarceration v. execution? Or maybe we can put a dollar value on the victim's life and adjust the sentences accordingly?

How about the abortion issue? Let's see, what is the dollar cost of an unwanted pregnancy to society figuring in the statistics we know about unwanted kids committing more crimes, requiring more psychological services, welfare help etc. and the subsequent disruption to the mother's lives and career possibilities. Those numbers get huge FAST! Maybe the abortion as murder meme needs to be reconsidered as simply a cost/ benefit analysis?
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