Late last night, MoralAccountability.com posted a response to Michael New by Professor Joseph Wright of Penn State, reiterating claims about welfare spending’s effect on abortion rates that he has made in a working paper that is intended to support the study he published for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (got that? whew!). Unfortunately, he concludes by accusing New of “[p]ersonal attacks” on his “academic honesty.” I hadn’t noticed Professor New committing any such breach of etiquette in his criticisms of Wright and CACG, although he has remarked on the usefulness of Wright’s findings for the supporters of President Obama. Now who is doing the “personal” attacking? Judge for yourself.
UPDATE: Michael New has a rejoinder.