Last year I wrote a long and detailed statistical analysis of James Taranto's Roe effect, but due to computer glitches I lost the essay and didn't rewrite it, only posting some of my final results. Alas, Larry L. Eastland has broken down the numbers on his own and come to the same general conclusion I did.
Liberal Democrats are having both more abortions--and more abortions as a percentage of their ideological and political group--than either of the other groupings.Fascinating, no?
As liberals and Democrats fervently seek new voters and supporters through events, fund-raisers, direct mail and every other form of communication available, they achieve results minuscule in comparison to the loss of voters they suffer from their own abortion policies. It is a grim irony lost on them, for which they will pay dearly in elections to come.
It makes sense from a socio-biological perspective. The abortion meme is hideously self-destructive, and will eventually disappear or fade into numerical irrelevance, like homosexuality.
It would also be interesting to see overall fertility rates by ideology. I suspect that rightists have more children than leftists, and that the stereotypical scenario of rightist children turning left against the wishes of their parents is based in reality, but that rightists have more children to lose than to leftists. Politics and morality aside, demographics and sexual selection pressures rule the world.