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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
A paper in the Quarterly Journal of Economics in 2001 by John Donohue of Yale and Steven Levitt of U of Chicago argues that crime has been falling since the passing of Roe v Wade, accounting for more than 50% of the drop. The argument claims that unwanted babies are more likely to grow up to be criminals, so fewer unwanted babies yields a lower rate. The paper is rather compelling.
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