Abortion has not decreased the number of women living in poverty

Thomas W Strahan writes about how the number of families headed by women that are in living in poverty has only increased since abortion was legalized:

“This increased feminization of poverty coincides remarkably closely to the period of increasingly legalized abortion. Arguments have been made that the availability of abortion should help avoid this trend, because job loss due to childbirth would be avoided, as would the burdens of childcare which so clearly contribute to povertization. The fact that the pattern has worsened precisely during the period when there was an upsurge in abortions suggests that, at the very least, abortion has been an inadequate solution to this poverty trend.”

Thomas W Strahan “Abortion in the Feminization of Poverty” in Rachael McNair and Stephen Zunes, eds. Consistently Opposing Killing (Bloomington, Indiana: Author’s Choice Press, 2008, 2011) 48

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