What Wonkblog gets wrong about abortion

The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision usually generates some commentary on the state of the abortion debate from mainstream-media outlets. This year was no exception. Last Wednesday Sarah Kliff had an article on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog entitled “13 charts which show how Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights.” The charts present various long-term trends dealing with the politics and policy of legal abortion. Most of the information is fairly accurate. Kliff is correct that the abortion rate increased after Roe v. Wade but that the number of abortions has been falling since 1990. Kliff is also correct that the number of state-level pro-life laws has significantly increased in recent years […]