Child Allowances Reduce Abortion

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Child Allowances Reduce Abortion

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Sexuality & Family


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FEBRUARY 25, 2021 ABORTION, POLITICS

Child Allowances Reduce Abortion

BY LYMAN STONE


One feature of Mitt Romney’s Child Allowance proposal has been critically under-billed: the extremely high likelihood that it would reduce the abortion rate. Conservatives arguing that a rise in single parenthood is an unacceptable cost of a child allowance are necessarily arguing, as a corollary, that some of those children instead being aborted is an acceptable cost of the current policy regime. But if abortion is murder, then keeping single parenthood down by murdering the infants is surely not an optimal anti-poverty policy.


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