Monday, November 01, 2010

Abortion reduces the number of our most talented

Jews approve of abortion more than almost any demographic group in America. Using GSS data, I calculated that 75 percent of Jewish women believe a woman should be able to have an abortion for any reason. I don't have data on the percentage of unwanted Jewish pregnancies that are terminated with abortion, but it should be higher for a group of people who don't see anything wrong with it. This might help explain why 23 percent of Jewish women ages 40 to 59 have no children (GSS data).

Our country needs all the scientifically gifted people we can get, and Jews contribute disproportionate numbers of talented people. It's a shame that almost a quarter of Jewish women fail to have even a single child.  

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know. How did we ever get along without Jewish scientists:

http://mangans.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-did-we-ever-get-along-without.html

IHTG said...

but it should be higher for a group of people who don't see anything wrong with it

That's unlikely, IMO. I would expect you to be more aware of elite liberal hypocrisy.

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Wanderer said...

From what I've seen, 23% childless rate for 45-year-olds is no higher than it is for whites.

ironrailsironweights said...

It's reasonable to assume that women from a more talented group are better able to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place.

Peter

Anonymous said...

This is sort of related. Atheist teens are the least likely to have an abortion. Also Jews are significantly more likely to support abortion for any reason than atheists. I am guessing that the fact that atheists and Jews are smarter on average is why they have few kids and fewer abortions. They can read the directions on the birth control and they have the sense to actually follow them.

Severn said...

Our country needs all the scientifically gifted people we can get


No, not really. This is a common trope in the HBDsphere but there's precious little evidence that America is suffering from a shortage of scientifically gifted people.

America is suffering from an excess of people with hard-left political views however, and a lower Jewish birthrate is one way to remedy this.

The world would be a little less sick if Tim Wise had been aborted by his mother.

Half Sigma said...

Anti-abortion is a Christian thing, and Jews aren't Christian. Mystery solved.

Jews have fewer abortions per capita than gentiles, because people with high IQ are good at not getting accidentally pregnant.

Severn said...

Anti-abortion is a Christian thing


No, it's a scientific thing. Scientifically speaking, abortion is murder. No ifs, ands or buts.

Jews support abortion in spite of this because they perceive anti-abortion attitudes to be a Christian thing and because they are rabidly anti-Christian.

Half Sigma said...

Murder is a legal term: "the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought"

Abortion is inherently not murder because it's legal.

If you mean that abortion is really evil, well that's not something that scientists can ascertain. Americans who aren't evangelical Christians don't consider it to be evil.

Anonymous said...

Jews have been shown by Social Research to be much more likely to support Abortion than any other American Racial Group. Moreover, they have become legendary for having a disproportionate impact on politics and culture.

For these reasons I decided to do a study to test whether having a larger percentage of Jews in a State correlates with it having a higher Abortion Rate.

First I got the Fraction of Jews by US State from this website:

www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/usjewpop.html

From the Census I got the equivalent figures on the percentages Non-Hispanic White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

I got the Abortion Rate by State here:

www.isteve.com/BabyGap.htm

Finally, I ran Pearson Correlations on the Abortion Rate of a State and its Racial Composition, and found:

Correlation with Abortion
Percent Jewish +0.764
Percent White -0.655
Percent Black +0.537
Percent Hispanic +0.317
Percent Asian +0.268

The thing that stands out is, of course, the sheer strength of the positive correlation between Percentage Jewish and the Abortion Rate. A correlation that is remarkably high given that Jews only make up 2.1% of the American Population!

Clearly, it isn't Jews aborting Jewish babies that is driving this result, there simply aren't enough Jewish women for that to even be a possibility. Rather it must be that the Jews use their Political and Cultural power in a State to promote Abortion, trying their best to make it as legal and acceptable as possible.

Also it could be that they promote Sexual Hedonism, and then after people fall for the trap of thinking its the "Cool" way to behave they're left with unwanted pregnancies that end up terminated by abortion.

But here is the thing that is almost incomprehensible. Even though Blacks are widely known to have by far the highest Abortion Rate of any Group, and even though there are almost 5 Times as Many Blacks in America as there are Jews, the Percentage of Jews in a State has a stronger Correlation with the Abortion Rate than the Percentage of Blacks in the State does!

Let me give you a monent to let that sink in. (I think it's one of the most intense effects relative to cause size discovered in the History of Demographic Research.)

It is very hard to see how this result can be explained unless Jews have an almost occult like power over non-Jewish culture and behavior, a power they can more easily wield the greater their proportion of a State's population.

http://statsaholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/impact-of-racial-composition-on.html

Anonymous said...

The most Jewish State (New York) has the 3rd Highest Abortion Rate of 40 Abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age; while the least Jewish State (South Dakota) has the lowest Abortion Rate with only 8 Abortions per a thousand women of childbearing age.

Looking at the State’s by Quintiles (the 5th Quintile is the top 20% of States by Percent Jewish, the 1st the bottom 20%, etc.), we find:

% Jewish / Average Abortion Rate
5th Quintile 36.5
4th Quintile 19.1
3rd Quintile 18.3
2nd Quintile 13.5
1st Quintile 11.3

This remarkable finding suggests both a strong correlation between Percent Jewish and the Abortion Rate, and that a Threshold Effect of some kind could be at work here.

You see, the gap between the 5th Quintile and the 4th Quintile is much greater than any of the other gaps between Quintiles, thus pointing us to the possibility that it’s especially harmful to have Jews in a State if they reach above a critical threshold.

This critical threshold would appear to be about 2.6% Jewish, as the gap between the really high Abortion States and the rest appears to be between Nevada’s 2.9% Jewish Fraction and Pennsylvania’s 2.3% Jewish Fraction.

Please note that Nevada, the 9th most Jewish of the States, has an Abortion Rate One and a Half Times Higher than any of the 42 States with smaller Jewish Fractions.

Note this study only addresses the impact of Jews on the rate of Abortion in America. It is quite possible that there are places with high Abortion Rates but few Jews.

This study isn’t saying that Jews are always the cause of a Country having a high Abortion Rate. However, it is saying that Jews are the cause of America having such a high Abortion Rate, and that if America had less Jews it would be in a much healthier condition when it comes to this crucial metric.

http://statsaholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/jew-fraction-anti-fertility.html

Anonymous said...

However Legendary the Jewish Influence on US Electoral Politics may be, the Jewish Influence on the American Abortion Rate is even greater.

Or perhaps more accurately, we should say the Jewish Influence on Abortion is more effective at moving the relevant result in one consistent direction. (And this in spite of Jews being almost 90% Democratic in their Voting Habits.)

I say this because while the correlation between Percent Jewish in a State and the Percentage who voted for the Democrat in 2004 was only an R Squared of .40, the correlation between Percent Jewish in a State and the Abortion Rate comes to an R Squared of .58!

This is important because it shows that the Correlation between having more Jews and more Abortion isn't just a question of Jews living in more liberal States and more Liberal States having more Abortion.

Also, this finding of the Jew/Abortion link actually being stronger than the Jew/Liberal Politics Link means there must be a Jewish Influence on Abortion that is independent of the Jewish Influence on Politics.

http://statsaholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/for-jews-promoting-abortion-is-higher.html

david h. said...

So we learn that Jewish people are attracted to states that are liberal about abortion. Well, so am I. I'd much rather live in NY than SD. This is the very simple explanation for the data. To speculate that a Jewish minority is CAUSING an increase of abortions, simply because of a correlation, is stupid beyond words.

Anonymous said...

So we learn that Jewish people are attracted to states that are liberal about abortion. Well, so am I. I'd much rather live in NY than SD.



Jews are more than just passive inhabitants of NY who happened to move their because they like its politics. They have immense political influence there and play a key role in shaping its politics.

Anonymous said...

Murder is a legal term: "the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought"


Not exactly. We still talk about Hitler and Stalin "murdering" their victims, regardless of the fact that their actions were lawful. The concept of murder preceded the modern understanding of "law".

Anonymous said...

If you mean that abortion is really evil, well that's not something that scientists can ascertain.


Scientists can ascertain whether a life is being taken. And they have so ascertained. Scientifically speaking, abortion is the termination of a human life. Case closed. That's not up for debate and I notice you're not even trying to debate it.

Now, you may have constructed some moral framework for yourself in which the deliberate taking of human life is not "evil". But then, so did Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot.

If somebody were to suggest that killing Jews was not "evil" and that scientists could not deem it so, on what grounds would you attempt to refute them?

I'm pretty sure it would boil down to: "Jews are human. Scientists have said so. And its axiomatically wrong to kill innocent humans."

Anonymous said...

So we learn that Jewish people are attracted to states that are liberal about abortion. Well, so am I. I'd much rather live in NY than SD. This is the very simple explanation for the data. To speculate that a Jewish minority is CAUSING an increase of abortions, simply because of a correlation, is stupid beyond words.

Due to the nature and strength of the correlations, that isn't necessarily "the very simple explanation for the data." Based on the data and the nature and strength of the correlations, it's perfectly sensible and reasonable to believe that there is some causality involved. You can't just explain it away by shrieking "correlation does not imply causation" over and over again.

From one of the above comments:

"I say this because while the correlation between Percent Jewish in a State and the Percentage who voted for the Democrat in 2004 was only an R Squared of .40, the correlation between Percent Jewish in a State and the Abortion Rate comes to an R Squared of .58!

This is important because it shows that the Correlation between having more Jews and more Abortion isn't just a question of Jews living in more liberal States and more Liberal States having more Abortion.

Also, this finding of the Jew/Abortion link actually being stronger than the Jew/Liberal Politics Link means there must be a Jewish Influence on Abortion that is independent of the Jewish Influence on Politics."

Anonymous said...

Abortion is forbidden by Jewish law. Among Orthodox Jews, the number is probably closer to 0%.

Anonymous said...

"Abortion is forbidden by Jewish law. Among Orthodox Jews, the number is probably closer to 0%."

I remember reading somewhere that ancient Jewish law considered the fetus part of its mother until it breathed on its own. Abortion was up to her, and, no, it was not the same as murder. Death of the fetus before birth has never been in the same category, except in case of very late pregnancy. Islamic attitudes are similar.
During the 19th c., 20 percent of all pregnancies were deliberately terminated. One lady of manor reassured her husband that she had taken successful measures to ensure her early pregnancy was over. This was in a letter. Both were relieved.
Life is easier if you are an absolutists, but most of us are not.