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Michael New, a political scientist specializing in abortion statistics, explains why T.R. Reid’s “analysis is superficial and unconvincing.”

Ramesh Ponnuru calls Reid’s op-ed “absurd,” says that Professor New’s critique is “too kind,” and shows that the only two pieces of evidence offered in support of this view are both “pathetically weak.”

Follow the links to see their counter-arguments.

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