Tuesday, January 24, 2006

State legislation reduces abortions

HT: Pro-Life Blogs

Using Natural Experiments to Analyze the Impact of State Legislation on the Incidence of Abortion

The author uses the fact that some state laws are enjoined by the courts to see if it's the law that causes the reduction in abortions, or if the reduction is caused by the same values-shift that leads to the laws in the first place. The answer: The laws have it. Informed-consent and funding restrictions have the strongest effects.

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