The Rest of the Story (on the Latest Abortion Study)

U. of Alabama political science professor Michael J. New criticizes The Media for spinning the latest Guttmacher (AGI) report on abortion laws and abortion rates to reflect their predetermined point of view. Specifically, he calls out AP, USA Today, and BBC for flagrantly jumping to conclusions that "protective legislation does little to protect unborn children."
On the contrary, New points out, no causal link was shown in this study between strictness of abortion laws and incidence of abortions. Furthermore, other AGI studies have shown a strong correlation between abortion restrictions and lower abortion rates, as well as between public funding of abortions and higher abortion rates.
Her.meneutics blog has more on the latest media coverage of abortion.

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