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If you are Black or Hispanic in a state that already limits access to abortions, you are far more likely than a white woman to have one
By Emily Wagster Pettus and Leah Willingham, Associated Press February 1, 2022
In Texas, they’re 59% of the population and 74% of those receiving abortions. The numbers in Alabama are 35% and 70%. In Louisiana, minorities represent 42% of the population, according to the state Health Department, and about 72% of those receiving abortions.
“Abortion restrictions are racist,” said Cathy Torres, a 25-year-old organizing manager with Frontera Fund, a Texas organization that helps women pay for abortions. “They directly impact people of color, Black, brown, Indigenous people … people who are trying to make ends meet.”
Schools often have ineffective or inadequate sex education.
If abortions are outlawed, those same women — often poor — will likely have the hardest time traveling to distant parts of the country to terminate pregnancies or raising children they might struggle to afford, said Roberts, who is Black.
The Turnaway Study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that women experience harm from being denied a wanted abortion.* These findings have far-reaching implications for lawmakers, judges, health agencies, and others as they consider policies that restrict abortion access.
Denying a woman an abortion creates economic hardship and insecurity which lasts for years.
• Women who were turned away and went on to give birth experienced an increase in household poverty lasting at least four years relative to those who received an abortion.
• Years after an abortion denial, women were more likely to not have enough money to cover basic living expenses like food, housing, and transportation.
• Being denied an abortion lowered a woman’s credit score, increased a woman’s amount of debt, and increased the number of her negative public financial records, such as bankruptcies and evictions.
Women turned away from getting an abortion are more likely to stay in contact with a violent partner. They are also more likely to raise the resulting child alone.
• Physical violence from the man involved in the pregnancy decreased for women who received abortions but not for the women who were denied abortions and gave birth.
• By five years, women denied abortions were more likely to be raising children alone – without family members or male partners – compared to women who received an abortion.
The financial well-being and development of children is negatively impacted when their mothers are denied abortion.
• The children women already have when they seek abortions show worse child development when their mother is denied an abortion compared to the children of women who receive one.
• Children born due to abortion denial are more likely to live below the federal poverty level than children born from a subsequent pregnancy to women who received the abortion.
• Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term is associated with poorer maternal bonding, such as feeling trapped or resenting the baby, with the child born after abortion denial, compared to the next child born to a woman who received an abortion.
Giving birth is connected to more serious health problems than having an abortion.
• Women who were denied an abortion and gave birth reported more life-threatening complications like eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage than those who received wanted abortions.
• Women who were denied an abortion and gave birth instead reported more chronic headaches or migraines, joint pain, and gestational hypertension than those who had an abortion.
• The higher risks of childbirth were tragically demonstrated by two women who were denied an abortion and died following delivery. No women died from an abortion.
Women who receive a wanted abortion are more financially stable, set more ambitious goals, raise children under more stable conditions, and are more likely to have a wanted child later.
Don’t think we Supreme Court Justices care only about punishing women, especially poor women or women of color.
We also plan to void all laws that aid immigrants and immigrants’ children, birthright children, gays, Muslims, the elderly, and poor people.
We’re not going to feed them, educate them, house them, clothe them or help them to vote. We want them to be an impoverished, uneducated helpless underclass whom we can blame for crime and then imprison or enslave, like the good old days.
We’re pro-life except for guns and children already born.
And don’t kid yourself about us being independent arbiters. We’re as political as Chicago aldermen, and just as honest. (Hey, why would being married to a crazy white supremacist bar me from judging crazy white supremacists?)
In short, we will twist the words of the Constitution, while claiming we are “strict constructionists” (except for the 2nd Amendment, when we choose to ignore the first thirteen words).
We’ll also ignore changing times, so we can direct America into the most bigoted, narrow-minded, short-sighted, archaic, unAmerican, mean-spirited avenues available to us, so long as they don’t hurt the rich, white, and powerful.
We like the rich, white, and powerful, and the rich, white, and powerful like us (except for Justice Thomas who despises blacks even more than he despises whites).
We have lifetime appointments, so we can do anything we want. We love every detail of the law. Just don’t expect us to give a damn about you people, too.
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps: Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.