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In case we needed another reason to be frustrated with Jonathan Gruber, America’s most infamous architect who insulted our intelligence, he also once argued that abortion has helped improve our nation’s economy and social environment.
In a paper he helped write in May 1997 for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber and two fellow writers suggested that abortion has helped save the nation money and social woes. Here is one of their must infuriating excerpts:
Our results suggest that the marginal children who were not born as a result of abortion legalization would have systematically been born into worse circumstances had the pregnancies not been terminated: they would have been 70% more likely to live in a single parent household, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 35% more likely to die during the first year of life, and 50% more likely to be in a household collecting welfare.
The last of these finding implies that the selection effects operating through the legalization of abortion saved the government over $14 billion in welfare payments through the year 1994.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
Of course, that ignores the emotional impact of abortion
or the fact that it is considered to be black genocide by many.
And it ignores that Margaret Sanger was a horrid racist.
originally posted by: macman
Well of course he did.
Nothing should surprise anyone about this POS.
I can't wait to see what else is there is on this jackass.
Our estimates imply that the marginal child who was not born due to legalization would have been 70% more likely to live in a single parent family, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 50% more likely to receive welfare, and 35% more likely to die as an infant. These selection effects imply that the legalization of abortion saved the government over $14 billion in welfare expenditures through 1994.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: xuenchen
Truth hurts, doesn't make it less true. Those babies being born WOULD have been a drain on our society and economy, whether you like it or not. Your article is an emotional appeal coupled with a false equivalence to character assassinate someone who made some unemotional observations about abortion. Fallacy trifecta.