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The fact is that when abortions were illegal, the number of people having them was far, far smaller than they are today because most women didn't find going into a back alley to get one a preferable option.

Do you think maybe there were fewer abortions in the past because people's morality was different than it is now? And will outlawing abortion change the morality of modern Americans?

That outlawing abortion did or would in the future limit the number of abortions significantly is a dubious proposition in my view. The free market trumps all other considerations; where there is a demand, there will be a supply to meet it, legal prohibitions notwithstanding.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."