Updates on the Turnaway Study: abortions' impact on women's economic path : The Indicator from Planet Money What are the economic consequences of being denied an abortion? In a recent study, an economist looked for the answer in a pile of credit data. And the results surprised even her.

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The economic effects of being denied an abortion

The economic effects of being denied an abortion

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An employee adds codes to a schedule board at the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Louisiana. FRANCOIS PICARD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An employee adds codes to a schedule board at the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many women were immediately denied access to abortions. What will happen to them five years --down the line. Ten years down the line?

About a decade ago, a seminal project called the Turnaway Study tried to answer that question by following the lives of hundreds of women. But the picture was incomplete. More recently, the addition of personal financial data to the study has shed more light on the long-term, and often life-altering, economic consequences for the women who were 'turned away.'


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