September 10, 2013
ThinkProgress reports, "Even though the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States has remained relatively constant, they are becoming increasingly concentrated among low-income women, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Between 1994 and 2006, the number of unintended pregnancies among women whose incomes fall below the national poverty line rose by 50 percent. At the same time, however, unintended pregnancies dropped among more economically privileged women."
Progressive Point: Conservative efforts to limit our access to reproductive health care put the economic future of low income women at risk. Ken Cuccinelli, E. W. Jackson, and Mark Obenshain are seeking to do just that through their continued support for extreme measures to ban forms of birth control, radical restrictions designed to shut down women's health centers, and extreme personhood legislation. Their efforts to end our reproductive rights would hurt Virginians without means and who need access to affordable health services the most to provide better economic security for their families.
The facts are clear that women's issues are economic issues. Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain's refuse to recognize the health and economic benefits low income Virginia women and families see from better access to birth control. Virginians have made clear that we don't support a right-wing agenda that interferes in anyone's health care decisions. Our Commonwealth needs leaders who understand protecting reproductive rights mean securing our families' economic futures - especially those families most at risk.
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