Monday, May 20, 2019

unlike most other issues, there is not much of a gender gap on abortion

I've always wondered about this. Many people I speak to seem to assume that women are more pro-choice than men. There is some evidence for that among political figures (e.g. the only pro-choice Republicans in the Senate are both women), but in my own experience, the people I know personally who are most vocally anti-abortion are women.

Those anecdotes don't resolve the issue, but it did always seem a little odd that the prevailing wisdom in politics was so at odds with what I experienced. Now I know which is more wrong.