Jon-GruberGruber published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African-Americans, and lowered crime.

Gruber argued in his paper that without the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, “marginal children” would have been born to many poor mothers. He said statistics show these children would have been 70% more likely to live in a single-parent family, 40% more likely to live in poverty, 50% more likely to receive welfare and 35% more likely to die as an infant.

Economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner in their bestselling 2005 book Freakonomics, relied on Gruber’s work to argue that legalizing abortion was responsible for an approximately 50% reduction of crime in major urban centers in the early 1990s.

~ Commentator Chelsea Schilling at, writing about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber (pictured), who was revealed this week to have called Americans “stupid” for believing the Obama administration and Democrats’ admitted “lack of transparency” when pushing their massive healthcare plan

[HT: Karen]

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