This is interesting. The NYTs unwittingly shows that abortion is eugenic:
With the future of Roe v. Wade in the hands of the Supreme Court, we took a look at the current state of abortion in America. The abortion rate has fallen in recent decades, but the procedure is still common. Here’s what the typical patient looks like. https://t.co/KsFbQpJFoY pic.twitter.com/VOVMm5rNtk
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 14, 2021
“Low income, no college” are both indirect markers for below-average/average IQ. I discussed this a long time ago, but I agree with controversial findings that abortion is eugenic and has contributed to some degree to falling crime rates in the U.S., although how much is hard to quantify, but it cannot hurt.
Repealing row vs wade will allow this hypothesis to be tested by returning the decision to the states. Places like Texas will ban abortion while NY will embrace it. In 20 years NY crime should hold steady or decline while Texas should experience a crime wave. I doubt this though since firearms are also eugenic.