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See If You Can Spot the Problem with This ‘Fact’ About Abortion in America

From Vox’s “6 very basic facts about abortion in America“:

This is probably just a sloppy mistake but it’s not meaningless: You occasionally see hints on the left at the idea (the Vox writer is agnostic on it) that abortion restrictions don’t really reduce the abortion rate, they just make it harder to access or truly dangerous. Needless to say, this is nonsense — even mild restrictions noticeably reduce the number of fetuses killed, and the kinds of restrictions Roe nonsensically deemed unconstitutional helped keep the abortion rate dramatically lower than it has been since then.

Update: Vox has corrected the piece.

Patrick Brennan was a senior communications official at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump administration and is former opinion editor of National Review Online.


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