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In response to this a number of conservatives have cited the Yellen/Akerlof paper which argues that legal abortion *and the birth control pill* led to increased unmarried parenting. But I feel like if I said “Republicans want to ban contraceptives” that would sound paranoid. https://t.co/VYdWVBQE9K
As @MattZeitlin wrote for @gridnews a few weeks back, there's good evidence from Yellin/Akerlof/Katz that legalized abortion led to *increased* fatherlessness, rather than the other way https://t.co/rEUrtor986 https://t.co/uGrlzs2tR8
Patrick T. Brown @PTBwrites
I understand, incidentally, that conservatives think abortion is murder and therefore they don’t need to worry too much about prudential concerns. But in other contexts (gun regulation, e.g.) conservatives do not believe murder-reduction should be the only consideration.
Great illustration of the risks of “negative intersectionality” — whichever coalition seems more chill and hospitable to people who disagree with it about some stuff will win, because very few people *consistently* support the standard views of either party.
In the GSS, 54% of people support "abortion if woman wants for any reason", and 57% of people say taxes on the rich are "too low or much too low", but only 38% of people support both. And that's just two issues.
Dem-socialism was supposed to bring out a whole chunk of the electorate in places where dems weren't competitive any more and instead... we mostly just ended up with some further-left candidates winning in safe seats