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How does economic status affect who has abortions?

Women living below the federal poverty line abort at a higher rate than women living above the poverty line. The Guttmacher Institute reports that a single woman below the poverty line is six times more likely to abort than a woman who is not low-income.

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Guttmacher Institute. “Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients in 2014 and Changes Since 2008.” May 2016. https://www.guttmacher.org/report/characteristics-us-abortion-patients-2014.

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