report: religious efforts to restrict abortion cause poverty.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. maybe the churches should step up and support these women they force to carry unwanted children:

    Abortion Poverty Study Finds Link Between Lack Of Access And Income

    Women who attempted get abortions but were denied are three times as likely to fall into poverty than those whose efforts were not blocked, a recent study conducted by researchers at University of California San Francisco found.

    UCSF's Bixby Center on Global Reproductive Health examined 3,000 interviews conducted with over 1,000 women from across the United States who had either received abortions or were turned away because their pregnancies had already passed the clinic's gestational limit. The study aimed to determine the effects carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term had on women's mental, physical and socio-economic health.

    Researchers found that a year after seeking an abortion, more than three-quarters of the women turned away were on public assistance and 67 percent were below the poverty line. Fewer than half of those turned away held a full time job.

    Figures dropped significantly for the women who received abortions.

    "When a woman is denied the abortion she wants, she is statistically more likely to wind up unemployed, on public assistance, and below the poverty line," lead researcher Dr. Diana Greene Foster explained to io9. "Another conclusion we could draw is that denying women abortions places more burden on the state because of these new mothers' increased reliance on public assistance programs."

    Research also revealed that one of the main reasons women sought abortions in the first place was monetary: 45 percent were on some form of public assistance and two-thirds had incomes below the federal poverty line.
  2. Lucrum


    So IOW...a democrat.
  3. Perhaps the father should step and support them. There a novel idea.
  4. Lucrum


    You're not supposed to mention anything about personal responsibility. Liberals HATE that shit.
  5. some of us deal in reality. the father isnt going to. now what?
  6. Lucrum


    Insist on personal responsibility. Even if it means losing some votes.
  7. hmm I think your sharia law friends have a solution.
  8. Any chance to explore the reality of why women have children and why men want their girlfriends to have a kid when there isn't a remote possibility neither one can afford the little bastards.

    I think the decision to abort is way after the fact. Imo, women don't think abortion as an alternative to contraception when they reach child bearing age.
  9. WOW a stunning revelation. Shocking one might say.

    Single women who had a child out of wedlock and raised the child were more likely to be poor than those who aborted.

    What will those scholars come up with next? That it's brighter during the daytime than at night? The earth isn't flat?

    1. This might be the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen.

    2. Anyone with a UCSF degree should demand their tuition back.

    3. The "professor" who spent the money to conduct the study should be stripped of any and all acedemic creditials and never be allowed to work in any job other than a toilet cleaner.

    4. Huffington post should be closed forever.