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Issue Brief: State Abortion Bans Could Harm Nearly 15 Million Women of Color

The decision to become a parent is not only deeply personal, but it is also one of the most economically consequential choices of a person’s life. Having a child has implications for one’s education, earnings, and economic security – and being able to plan if and when to have a child is an essential aspect of planning for one’s economic security and future. Yet for millions of people in the United States, the ability to control their futures has been taken away from them.