NBC reporter says ‘economic impact’ of ‘birthing people’ not being able to have abortions is ‘devastating’

What does it cost to have a baby? On your body, on your livelihood, and not just you, but your states in this country?” asked host Katy Tur while introducing the topic in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Vadear.

Kent reported, “Many economists and social scientists are telling us that the economic consequences of abortion restrictions are devastating for both individuals and wider society.

She lamented that motherhoodcostsbillions of dollars per year because itreduces the labor force participation rate,” y “drives down earning power.

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WASHINGTON D.C. - JUNE 23: Outside the Supreme Court Thursday morning ahead of possible announcement on Dobbs v. Jackson

WASHINGTON D.C. – JUNE 23: Outside the Supreme Court Thursday morning ahead of possible announcement on Dobbs v. Jackson (Photo by Joshua Comins/Fox News)

Ella dijo, “Birthing people who are seeking an abortion and have to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term are four times likelier to live below the federal poverty level, according to the University of California at San Francisco.

In that amicus brief in the Dobbs case, 150 economists argued that Roe is ‘causally connected to women’s advancement in social and economic life,'” Kent added.

And you’ll remember, Secretary Janet Yellen recently said access to abortion rights directly impacts the educational levels of birthing people as well of their future earnings which all of the data is bearing out here,” ella continuó.

Kent said, “If the birthing parent is able to travel and if they work for the right company and are seeking an abortion – more individuals we’re seeing are going to have to rely on their employer, derecho, for that financial support to carry that out.

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Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Salud de la mujer de Jackson, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 semanas, en diciembre 01, 2021 en Washington, corriente continua. (Foto de Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Salud de la mujer de Jackson, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 semanas, en diciembre 01, 2021 en Washington, corriente continua. (Foto de Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

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