Study: Abortion on the rise for poor women
August 04, 2006
In the Guttmacher Institute's latest report, Amie Newman (aka my sister) sees "an all-out assault on women, particularly lower-income women."
The decades-long decline in the U.S. abortion rate slowed yet again in 2003, adding to mounting evidence that the nation is failing to help women prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion, according to a new analysis by the Guttmacher Institute.
[W]hile the overall rate of unintended pregnancy in the U.S. remained unchanged between 1994 and 2001, rates increased by 29% among poor women, even as they declined by 20% for more affluent women.Duh. What do you expect to happen when...