The guy who thinks Americans are stupid who deserve to be lied to also believes that abortion is a good for children and society in general.
Dustin Siggins, who jumped on the grenade for all of us and actually read Gruber's think pieces on why killing little humans is just awesome for kids, wrote:
In a 1997 working paper, Gruber and two co-authors argued that "children born immediately after" the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision saw "improved" lives. From the paper:This is different that most pro-abortion types who at least pretend not to publicly get their pom poms out for abortion. They pretend that they're just for choice. But this guy is saying that actually killing the unborn is good for children and for society.
"The average living circumstances of cohorts of children born immediately after abortion became legalized improved substantially relative to preceding cohorts, and relative to places where the legal status of abortion was not changing," wrote the three co-authors, who compared the five states that had legalized abortion prior to Roe to those who had not. "Our results suggest that the marginal children who were not born as a result of abortion legalization would have systematically been born into less favorable circumstances if the pregnancies had not been terminated: they would have been 60 percent more likely to live in a single-parent household, 50 percent more likely to live in poverty, 45 percent more likely to be in a household collecting welfare, and 40 percent more likely to die during the first year of life."
As such, wrote Gruber and his co-authors, the data "impl[ies] that the legalization of abortion saved the government over $14 billion in welfare expenditures through 1994."
A 2009 version of the paper, also co-authored by Gruber, concluded that "marginal children" saw improved lives, including an "increased likelihood of college graduation, lower rates of welfare use, and lower odds of being a single parent."