Skip to main content

Jeremy Cherfas

Forget Technocrats – Let’s Get Some Realitycrats – Terence Eden’s Blog

Pretend, just for a moment, that you are anti-abortion. You believe that the ideal number of abortions in a country should be zero. Forget your ideological reasons - which countries have the lowest abortion rates? Well, it turns out to be the ones with high levels of sex education, easy access to contraceptives, excellent pre-natal care, and strong parental leave policies. And they all have legal access to abortion services.

If you truly want to reduce the number of abortions, there are a wide range of policies which actually work and don't involve demonising women and doctors.

Some clear thinking from Terence Eden, on many different things that have something in common: evidence-based policy