Minority women at risk amid potential overturn of Roe v. Wade

Martine Hackett, director of Public Health Programs at Hofstra University, says if the Supreme Court does overturn the decision, then the difference between those who have and those who have not will be "even more stark."

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2022, 9:36 AM

Updated 713 days ago

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With abortion in jeopardy, health experts are raising the alarm about what repealing the Roe v. Wade decision could mean for some minority women.
   
Martine Hackett, director of Public Health Programs at Hofstra University, says if the Supreme Court does overturn the decision, then the difference between those who have and those who have not will be "even more stark."
“If you are in a situation where you do not have that choice and you are denied access to getting an abortion, you are in a situation where you might not be financially able to raise a child, emotionally stable to do so, and yet you have to,” says Hackett.
Hackett says wealthier women in states where abortion would be illegal could travel to have the procedure. That could prove more difficult for poorer women or women of color.
Hackett says those who are denied abortions could have negative long-term financial and health outcomes.


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