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Abortion and Crime, Revisited (Ep. 384 Update)

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What Does Donahue Mean By Unwontedness?

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i had been focussing on the fact that when abortion became legal, there was a reduction in the number of children born. But john said, yah, but what about unwontedness? And i walked him through my logic. He was referring to social sciences literature which showed that children born to parents who didn't truly want that child were more likely to have worse outcomes as they grew up.

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