There’s an alternative explanation here

However, a recent paper takes a different perspective, examining instead the financial impact of women seeking abortions but being denied them. Looking at those seeking abortions in the US close to a gestation limit after which abortions are not allowed, the study considered years of detailed credit reports of two groups of women – one that had abortions because they were under the gestation limit and the other made up of women who were denied one because they were just over it.

The effects were huge. Those denied an abortion were 81% more likely to face bankruptcies or evictions than before being denied an abortion, and 78% more likely to be in arrears on debt. Giving birth is of itself a cause of financial distress but the research shows it is greater for women denied an abortion, possibly highlighting the economic impact on women of being able to control the timing of when they give birth.

Maybe those who can’t count can’t count?

Possible a correlation between those who cannot count 3 or 6 months from conception with those who cannot the months of rent to be paid, the credit card bills piling up?

Not that I say it must be this. But we would expect a correlation between those who cannot organise life and those who cannot organise life…..

14 comments on “There’s an alternative explanation here

  1. Though I grant you that I prefer the other direction of causation that shark attacks cause ice cream sales.

  2. In my younger days I spent a few weeks riding with the Police in a patrol car. One lesson quickly learned was that people who don’t have their sh*t together, don’t have their sh*t together. It’s a good bet that the driver pulled over for an expired inspection sticker or broken tail light has several more legal issues that will come to light immediately (driving under the influence, illegal drugs, arrest warrant outstanding, etc.).

  3. “The majority of these women, 68 percent, ended up giving birth; 32 percent either obtained abortions elsewhere or experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth”

    It’s that second group he needs to look at: they are the control group: those that were turned away but didn’t end up having the baby. Was it the baby that caused the financial distress or was it the fact that they were disorganised?

  4. Killing your unborn baby is okay if it helps you out financially.

    ‘Those denied an abortion were 81% more likely to face bankruptcies or evictions than before being denied an abortion’

    Fun with maths. Without the actual numbers, 81% is meaningless. Changing from one per thousand to two per thousand would be a 100% increase.

    Apophenia suspected.

    ‘the study considered years of detailed credit reports of two groups of women’

    A. Who would let strangers look at their credit reports?

    B. No men? Credit reports for just the women? All unmarried then?

    With SO MUCH riding on getting the abortion on time, dallying seems a significant character flaw. Or they really didn’t want an abortion.

    C. Orange man bad.

  5. What was the situation of those that had the child bit gave it up for adoption? That would also be a useful control group especially as part of the issue they are trying to highlight seems to be the cost of giving birth (medical bills, loss of earnings, etc) itself

  6. Good point:

    Babies Thrown Away

    Is it a coincidence that the same liberal-left who so eagerly promote abortion among the indigenous population are the first to demand we let in swarms from the third world ‘because our birthrate has declined’?

    Politicians are on record as saying that the UK needs 175,000 immigrants per annum to keep the economy going, yet at the same time our abortion rate is about 200,000 per annum.

  7. “Is it a coincidence that the same liberal-left who so eagerly promote abortion among the indigenous population are the first to demand we let in swarms from the third world ‘because our birthrate has declined’?”

    As yes – diversity in a nutshell.

    White babies bad, brown babies good.

  8. I like to point out to people with fashionable opinions that “we need to stop population growth and reduce the earth’s population” is a very trendy way of saying “we need less brown people” cos both the population and population growth are in duskier climes.

    Funny how people who are usually so quick to accuse others of dog-whistle racism for any random nonsense (e.g. “golf” for that classic from the Obama years) don’t see it in themselves when they’re actively pushing a worldwide less-brown-people policy.

  9. The Pedant-General said:
    “Though I grant you that I prefer the other direction of causation that shark attacks cause ice cream sales.”

    Like popcorn at the movies?

  10. JerryC said:
    “I guess it makes sense that killing your dependents would help you pay the bills, on average.”

    If they’re just looking at the financial impact, I’d have thought having the child and then selling it would be best.

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