Low-wage workers bear financial brunt of denied abortions
By The Associated Press
It has always been difficult to be pregnant on the job and to raise a child, but especially so for low-wage workers.
They are more likely to work in physically demanding roles with fewer labor protections and less flexibility than higher-wage jobs.
Abortion bans and restrictions widen the disparity.
Carrying an unwanted pregnancy quadruples the odds that a new mother and her child will live below the federal poverty line and triples the chances of the mother being unemployed, according to the groundbreaking years-long research project, The Turnaway Study.
Other research shows women denied access to abortion will see their credit history impaired.
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10/26/2022 9:35:03 AM (GMT -5:00)