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New Research Shows How Abortion Restrictions Hurt Poor Women Most

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It’s pretty easy to go full Handmaid’s Tale when imagining what’s in store for reproductive rights in Trump’s America. There’s Supreme Court–nominee Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the Tenth Circuit decision that privileged Hobby Lobby’s shareholder’s religious beliefs over employees’ right to contraception. And Tom Price, the new director of Health and Human Services, who has twice sponsored legislation that would give a zygote constitutional rights starting at the moment of conception. State legislatures are now in session, delivering a blizzard of anti-abortion bills: some packaged as moderate, many others obviously unconstitutional, all sharing the end goal of challenging and finally finishing off Roe. But despite (or because of) all that, we can skip panicking over Roe, and zero in on the immediate problems women are already facing.

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