1) Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v’s Wade.
2) While the pros and cons of the case are still hotly debated even today, one of the unforeseen side-effects is absolutely fascinating: the drop in crime rates, thirteen years later. The documentary Freakonomics lays it out in a very interesting way, and I found the clip of that one section on YouTube. I would strongly suggest just watching the clip and not browsing through the comments at all, as they’re fairly vitriolic and off-topic.
As I spend a lot of time writing out book-length answers to the question “what if?” I find myself wondering after watching that clip….what would the world be like now, if the decision in Roe v’s Wade had gone in the other direction?
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