Abortion, Not Birth Control, Is Pushing U.S. Pregnancy Rates Down

(Brendon Kirby – LifeZette) Legalized abortion is a bigger factor than broader access to birth control in the declining U.S. birthrate and steadily shrinking family sizes, according to new research by a Middlebury College professor.

“The results suggest that policies governing access to the pill had little, if any, effect on the average probabilities of marrying and giving birth at a young age,” Middlebury College professor Caitlin Knowles Myers wrote in a December report for the Journal of Political Economy that received little notice in the mainstream media. View article →