More Evidence that Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Reduce Abortions
Posted on May 17, 2016
This, from the Lancet, is probably the best international study yet showing that contraceptives drastically reduce abortion and criminalization doesn’t. Unfortunately, the criminalization variable was handled in a far more primitive statistical fashion than the contraception proxies.
Nonetheless, these data support the idea that the Catholic Church and other antisex religions, by inhibiting access to contraceptives and sex education, are probably the most important independent cause of abortion.