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"Abortion Bans Raise Economic Barriers for People who Need the Procedure"

Marketplace interviewed Dr. Jessica Gipson, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health associate professor of community health sciences, for the “Morning Report” program, about the impact of the U. S. Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling to eliminate constitutional rights regarding healthcare

Monday, June 27, 2022

Now that the Supreme Court has eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, states are enacting their own laws banning the procedure. Pregnant people in those states face a number of new financial obstacles to getting an abortion, and those costs can add up.

Let’s start with the cost of an abortion procedure.

“The average cost of an abortion, is about $550,” said Liza Fuentes, principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights.