US research shows pro-life legislation educates in that direction
Catholic World News reports a new study by a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center indicates that state laws regulating abortion reduce the number of abortions.
It almost might seem like a non-sequitur to suggest that abortion rates would not decline if anti-abortion laws were introduced. This study though does deserve scrutiny because it is discussing the educative effect of laws on a population.
CWN says: "It explains the key role of life-affirming state laws in the substantial decline in the number of abortions during the 1990s - after a rise in abortions during the 1970s and 1980s."
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CWN - Harvard-MIT study shows state pro-life laws responsible for lower abortion rates
30 Jan 2004