Study Says Denying Women Abortion Access Increases Their Risk Of Falling Into Poverty
Women are left with burden.
University of California, San Francisco researchers have found that women who were denied abortion access are three times more likely to fall below the poverty line within the next two years.
The study stated:
When a woman is denied the abortion she wants, she is statistically more likely to wind up unemployed, on public assistance, and below the poverty line. Another conclusion we could draw is that denying women abortions places more burden on the state because of these new mothers’ increased reliance on public assistance programs.
At the same time, turnaways kept it together and did not turn to substance abuse or fall into depression.
Think Progress writes:
Women who successfully obtained abortions did not experience any negative emotional consequences stemming from their decision to end a pregnancy, including an uptick in drug abuse. In fact, the researchers explained, “One week after seeking abortion, 97 percent of women who obtained an abortion felt that abortion was the right decision; 65 percent of turnaways still wished they had been able to obtain an abortion.”