1A Remaking America: The Strength Of America's Social Safety Net New abortion restrictions are going into effect this week in Idaho, Texas, and Tennessee. More than 20 million women have lost access to abortion in their home state, according to reporting from The Washington Post.

So how will this affect women?

Reporting shows many states that have enacted abortion bans are less likely to offer expanded Medicaid coverage and guaranteed paid family leave. Just a few Republican lawmakers are pushing for more support at the federal level.

We discuss America's social safety net for parents in the post-Roe era.

This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. The series explores Americans' trust in institutions and the health of our democracy. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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1A Remaking America: The Strength Of America's Social Safety Net

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Now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, most Republican-led states are cracking down on abortion access.

New restrictions are going into effect this week in Idaho, Texas, and Tennessee. More than 20 million women have lost access to abortion in their home state, according to reporting from The Washington Post.

So how will this affect women? Researcher Diana Greene Foster conducted "The Turnaway Study", which followed hundreds of women for five years after they were denied an abortion. These women ended up being worse for wear financially and physically than their counterparts.

Reporting shows many states that have enacted abortion bans are less likely to offer expanded Medicaid coverage and guaranteed paid family leave. Just a few Republican lawmakers are pushing for more support at the federal level.

The 19th's Shefali Luthra, author and researcher Diana Greene Foster and Let Them Live's Emily Berning join us for the conversation.

This conversation is part of our Remaking America collaboration with six public radio stations around the country. The series explores Americans' trust in institutions and the health of our democracy. Remaking America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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