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Abortion And Wantedness
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June 20, 2007, 04:26 PM
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Abortion and wantedness: In the WSJ:

It`s Not Enough to Be `Wanted` Illegitimacy has risen despite—indeed, because of—legal abortion. BY JOHN R. LOTT JR.

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And here`s a graph I made up a few years ago during the Freakonomics controversy. Hard to see from this much evidence that legalizing abortion increased the "wantedness" of babies like Steven D. Levitt claims these days, now that he figured out he`d get in trouble if he mentioned that he originally attributed 39% of his theorized crime-fighting effect to the much higher abortion rate seen among blacks.