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Research Once Again Proves Abortion Restrictions Punish Poor Women The Most


Research Once Again Proves Abortion Restrictions Punish Poor Women The Most
Huffington Post

Abortion may be legal, but reproductive rights advocates have long held that for poor women who cannot access abortion services because it costs them too much â or because they have to travel hundreds of miles to get to a provider â âchoiceâ is an empty word. New data from the National Network of Abortion Funds supports that argument, showing how poor women, black women and young women are disproportionately affected by the financial and logistical hurdles to accessing abortion services, a situation aggravated by growing abortion restrictions.The report analyzed five years of data from the nonprofitâs George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund, which provides financial assistance to women struggling to pay for abortion care.Abortions can be expensive, costing up to $1,500 in the first trimester in some instances.

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