Number Of Unwanted Pregnancies Increases Dramatically For Poor Women
Overall, the unintended pregnancy rate in the U.S. has remained about the same since 1994, with about 5% of women having an unplanned pregnancy per year. Yet, there’s actually been a huge shift, with the rate shooting up for poor women and decreasing for wealthier women. Though, by all means, let’s continue restricting low-income women’s access to family planning services.
According to a new Guttmacher analysis of government data from the National Survey of Family Growth and other sources, in 2006, poor women were five times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy when compared to higher-income women…
Read the whole thing. It’s good to have a reality check for those who would restrict family planning services and Planned Parenthood access.