Decriminalization Of Abortions Like Homer Simpson’s Toasts

A nice quote from Steve Sailer

The most striking fact about legalized abortion, but also the least discussed, is its sizable pointlessness. Legalized abortion turned out to be a lot like Homer Simpson’s toast: "To alcohol! The cause of, and solution for, all of life’s problems."

Legal abortion is a major cause of what it was supposed to cure — unwanted pregnancies. [Steven D.] Levitt himself [co-author of "Freakonomics"] notes that following Roe, "Conceptions rose by nearly 30 percent, but births actually fell by 6 percent …" So for every six fetuses aborted in the 1970s, five would never have been conceived except for Roe!

Now, don’t interpret this quoting as an endorsement of the criminalizing of abortion. But it is meant to point out that abortion doesn’t seem to be the “silver bullet” some people make it out to be.


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