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Abortion and Crime, Revisited (Ep. 384 Update)

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The Effects of Legalized Abortion on Crime

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John donew and i started working on this paper in 19 96. We were just trying to figure out, when public policy had changed did it alter the path of crime? The number of death threats that i got from the left was actually greater than thenumber of death threats I got from the right. And a some of it was a little unnerving, because people were reading into the study things that we certainly did not intend.

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