Low-wage workers bear financial brunt of denied abortions

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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)

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