Thursday, July 18, 2019

Abortion Access is More Limited for Poor Women

From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Posted July 17

Poor women face higher barriers to accessing abortions, according to an analysis from The Washington Post. About 2.5 million poor women – or 22 percent of women living in poverty – would need to drive more than an hour to reach a facility that performs abortions, compared to 18 percent of all American women. Poor women are also more likely to live in states with regulations requiring multiple visits taking place over more than one day. Access varies by region: consistently easier in the Northeast and Southwest and more difficult in the Midwest, the Plains and the South.