Data Shows States With Strictest Abortion Bans Have Higher Rate of Child Poverty

A new analysis finds that states that have implemented abortion bans following far right Supreme Court justices’ overturn of Roe v. WadeAlso, they are more likely to have low parental support in terms poverty rates, insurance rates, and health outcomes.

NPR reportsThe 14 states with abortion bans rank among the most vulnerable states in terms of child poverty, maternal health care deserts, and uninsured women. The data shows that nine states that are currently trying to pass bans, or have already passed bans that were blocked by a court or another judge, have low parental support.

Although the report only considered women in its analysis on health insurance, it did not include them. Trans men and trans peopleBans on abortion can also have a negative impact on women’s health, often in a way that is disproportionate. The analysis supports arguments that abortion bans are harmful. They are horrendousThey are inhumane and partially serve as a right-wing tool to further punishPeople who are not white or poor.

The 12 statesAfter the Affordable Care Act had allowed low-income adults to have access to Medicaid, eight states decided not to expand it. At least two other states have tried to ban abortion.

Opting not to expand Medicaid doesn’t just stop many people with low incomes from being able to access health care — it also bars them from accessing funds for childbirth. Childbirth is incredibly expensiveThe cost of the down payment on a house in many States can be a result of this program. While Medicaid covers approximately 42 percent of all births in America, states may be able to pay more. prevent morePeople can avoid taking on debt or spending. significant chunksIf they choose to expand the program, their incomes on childbirth would be adjusted accordingly.

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Access to parental care is a factor in affordability. In states like Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Wisconsin — all of which have declined to expand Medicaid — there are large proportions of people who live in maternal care deserts, with around 20 percent or more of the population living in counties with limited or no access to such health services, according to NPR. Eight of the 10 states that have the highest percentage of their population living in maternal care deserts have enacted abortion bans.

As a result of such problems — and decisions by lawmakers in many states with bans to give less financial assistance to parents — there are higher rates of child poverty in states with abortion bans. Seventeen of the ten states with the highest child poverty rates are in the United States. as rankedCensus Bureau data shows that there are no abortion bans. Experts agree that abortion access is now more accessible than ever. direct link to a reduction in child poverty ratesThis is contrary to what some GOP lawmakers believe. Have implied.

States with abortion bans have worse outcomes for their babies and their parents. Five of the six states with the highest rates of low birth weight (which can indicate other health problems) have abortion bans. The sixth has had its ban temporarily suspended by a judge.

Research has foundDue to the new abortion bans, there will be an increase in parental death in the U.S. Researchers from the University of Colorado found that states with high maternal mortality rates and abortion rates would see a nearly 30% increase in maternal deaths.

Overall, if a nationwide abortion ban were implemented — legislation that Republicans They are extremely dangerous to pass if they take control of Congress — maternal deaths would increase by 24 percent. Black parents are particularly at risk as Black maternal deaths could rise up to 39%.

NPR’s findings echo those of previous analyses. Last month The New York TimesSimilar reportedFamilies in states that have prohibited or are likely to ban abortion have lower incomes and policies that are more hostile towards low-income parents.

In states where abortion is prohibited or likely to become illegal, 18.5 percent of children lived in poverty, compared with 14.8 percent for states that won’t ban abortion. At 25.2 deaths per 100,000 live-born babies, the rate of maternal death in states that have ban or are likely prohibit abortion is higher than in states without. This compares to 15.0 deaths in nonban states.