Quote Of The Day

“Liberals sometimes argue that their preferred approach to family life reduces the need for abortion. In reality, it may depend on abortion to succeed. The teen pregnancy rate in blue Connecticut, for instance, is roughly identical to the teen pregnancy rate in red Montana. But in Connecticut, those pregnancies are half as likely to be carried to term. Over all, the abortion rate is twice as high in New York as in Texas and three times as high in Massachusetts as in Utah.” —Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times, more here.

1 Response to “Quote Of The Day”

  • I’m honestly not sure I understand what Douthat is getting at here, other than “abortion is bad”. But, with that caveat, I’ll just quickly point out that there’s a very good chance that a great number of Utah women (for example) who choose to have abortions will travel to other states to do so (like Massachusetts), thereby pretty much invalidating these stats.

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