Thursday, October 30, 2008

Best Strategies for Reducing Abortion

Michael New has a new article up today. Here's the abstract:
Catholics in Alliance recently released a study questioning the effectiveness of pro-life legislation and arguing that greater spending on welfare programs was a better strategy for reducing abortion. Unfortunately, their study is seriously flawed. Rigorous analysis of their own data indicates that increased welfare spending only has little to no impact on abortion. Public funding restrictions and informed-consent laws, however, are effective at reducing abortion rates.
On a different, though related note, Steve of the Fat Triplets blog argues that the supply and demand curve virtually guarantees that Obama's abortion plans (which involve subsidizing abortion) will lead to an increased abortion rate.