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Op-Ed: Restricting access to abortion makes poor women poorer

By Diana Greene Foster On the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, clinic abortion rates in the United States are plummeting, having decreased by an unprecedented 25% between 2008 and 2014. Some of this decline may be due to improvements in contraceptive use, but it is likely that the hundreds of state-level restrictions that have shuttered abortion […]

Denial of abortion leads to economic hardship for low-income women

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – – Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests. Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term quadrupled the odds that a new mother and her child would live below the federal […]

Insurance restrictions on abortion coverage harm patients

By Mansi Shah, M.D. Giving birth to a child is a beautiful and thrilling experience. Even for those women who have desired pregnancies, however, this process is fraught with complications. As a medical student, I learned that it was safer to have an abortion in the first trimester than to carry a pregnancy to term. […]