Restricting Medicaid abortions result in 25% decrease in abortion rate among poor women

Stanley Kershaw, a senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute and author of the 2009 study Restrictions on Medicaid Funding for Abortions: A Literature Review:

“The research literature clearly shows that restricting Medicaid funding for abortion forces many poor women – already at greatest risk of unintended pregnancy – to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. Antiabortion advocates are using these restrictions in a misguided attempt to reduce the nation’s abortion rate.… In the end, approximately 25% of poor women seeking abortions are forced to give birth because funding for termination is unavailable.”

“How Can I Find All of the Money I Need?” National Network of Abortion Funds, Retrieved January 17, 2013 http://www.fundabortionnow.org/get–help/financial–counseling Quoted in Robin Marty, Jessica Mason Pieklo Crow After Roe (Brooklyn, New York: ig Publishing, 2013)

A 25% reduction in abortions among poor women – babies that will live instead of die. Pro-choicers consider this a bad thing, but what it means is that babies like the one below will not be torn to shreds by abortion instruments.

9 – 10 weeks
9 – 10 weeks
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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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