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Friday, May 28, 2004

"....[T]he claim that [abortion] legalization has prevented the deaths of thousands upon thousands of women doesn't hold up...."

The Straight Dope writer Cecil Adams does pro-lifers a favour in today's column when he points out that the estimates of the amount of women who died due to illegal abortions in the U.S. prior to Roe v. Wade are probably grossly overinflated.

[Cross-posted to Rick's Miscellany]

Posted by Rick Hiebert on May 28, 2004 | Permalink

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Wow... ...browsing the SD archives is like a glimpse into the depths of human ignorance.

"Are Pygmies really human?"
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040220.html

"Can I donate blood to lose weight?"
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/030314.html

Posted by: Kelvin Chan | 2004-05-28 11:42:17 AM


Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to see that. I just finished taping a tv show about (in part) When Journalists and Bad Statistics/Theories/Studies collide. Mandatory classes in stats and numeracy in journalism schools would be nice.

Posted by: Kathy | 2004-05-28 12:25:05 PM


Enjoyed reading your posts.

Jacob Taylor

Posted by: Jacob Taylor | 2004-06-12 12:45:45 AM



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