Treasury Secretary Yellen Claims Restricting Abortion Access Would Have ‘Damaging Effects’ On America’s Economy

Treasury Secretary Yellen Claims Restricting Abortion Access Would Have ‘Damaging Effects’ On America’s Economy


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed on Tuesday that restricting abortion access to women in the U.S. would have damaging effects on the nation’s economy.

Yellen shared her perspective during testimony to the Senate Banking Committee regarding research related to abortion access and income levels.

“I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about women, whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said, according to a Reuters report.

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“It makes clear that denying women access to abortion increases their odds of living in poverty or need for public assistance,” she added.

Yellen also emphasized the ability of women to live a fulfilling and satisfying life as a reason to support abortion access.

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