James Taranto, of Op…
James Taranto, of OpinionJournal’s Best of the Web Today, has speculated in his column of something he calls “The Roe Effect”. In short, his prediction is that the country is becoming more conservative because liberals are more likely to have abortions, and generally children follow in their parents’ ideology. Thus there are fewer liberals being born and thus fewer liberal voters now than there would have been. It’s just “conjectural in nature”, as Taranto says, but he’s posted some interesting data that may back him up, comparing state abortion rates with how those states voted in the 2000 election. The results are very surprising. He explains the data, and has some more graphs showing the correlation better, in his column today.

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