Since the publication of Freakonomics,
a lot of readers have written to comment upon or ask about “the Roe
Effect,” the theory put forth by James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal.
The Roe Effect posits that among the many unintended consequences of Roe v. Wade
was a significant change in voting patterns. Although Taranto himself acknowledges many nuances and wrinkles in his theory, it is well worth reading about. Here
is a link to his latest article.