Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru mentions the sad figure of 40 million unborn lives lost in the wake of Roe v. Wade, making the point that it might not be entirely accurate to suggest that there would be 40 million more people here if abortion were not legal. His view might be hard to understand - that there would be fewer unintended pregnancies if abortion weren't legal.

Well, as odd as it sounds, some research backs him up. Very important is the work of pro-choice sociologist Kristen Luker who wrote a book twenty-five years ago called Taking Chances: Abortion and the Decision Not to Contracept in which she described the mindset she discovered in her research: having the knowledge of easy access to abortion was a factor in less vigilance in contracepting.

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