Raising Women’s Voices

Barriers to accessing abortion for low-income women

Posted in DC Reform, Reproductive Health Care, Sexual health by raisingwomensvoices on July 22, 2009

This article from RH Reality Check outlines the challenges faced by women of low income in the search for abortion – women may not be able to afford it and not eligible for federal or state funds, many insurance companies claim they cover elective abortions, but may not have providers in the region, or women face obstacles like 24 hour waiting periods or parental notification. Despite these obstacles, legislators are talking up their concerns about abortion provision in the health care bills. Give me a break.

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