Abortion Lowers Crime

I have an upcoming exam on this topic. The assignment is to read this study and follow it up with an essay and a critique.

Since abortion is everyone’s favorite topic, we can all read along! :slight_smile:

http://mitpress.mit.edu/journals/pdf/qjec_116_02_379_0.pdf

Hehehe… I’m sorry but this just strikes me as funny. The paper takes 43 pages to explain that fewer criminals were born in the early seventies. The logical leap that the authors are taking involves tying the legalization of abortion to a lower birth rate of criminals, just because the dates coincide somewhat. Hmmm… should be easy to punch some holes in this paper. Have fun, Travis.