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384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited

384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited

Update: 2019-07-1159
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The controversial theory linking Roe v. Wade to a massive crime drop is back in the spotlight as several states introduce abortion restrictions. Steve Levitt and John Donohue discuss their original research, the challenges to its legitimacy, and their updated analysis. Also: what this means for abortion policy, crime policy, and having intelligent conversations about contentious topics.

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Catherine M

I love the show. In this one however, I got ticked off by the simplistic view of unwanted pregnancy being a problem of not loving the child. Unwanted pregnancy has to do with not having some of the means (financial, physical, intellectual and emotional) to be able to successfully raise the child.

Aug 8th
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Derrick Preslar

Catherine M If the ppl aren't willing to be adults and become a parent then they shouldn't be doing the things that create a child. But ppl are to selfish and self absorbed assholes.

Aug 8th
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Chris Horton

Wow! Mind blowing but completely logical when you think about it. Would be interesting to see if data from Europe and other countries corroborates the findings.

Jul 20th
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Tonje Finne

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Jul 11th
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384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited

384. Abortion and Crime, Revisited