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vival for themselves and their families. For these marginalized women of color and impoverished women, the question of having an abortion is not one of religion or even necessarily of their rights— but of survival. Through this understanding, we

should instead focus on implementing measures and policies that improve the lives of marginalized communities, policies which would mitigate the repercussions of parents who lack the ability to sufficiently care for the needs of a child.¹⁷

1. T.C. Jatlaoui et al., “Abortion Surveillance— United States, 2015,” MMWR Surveill Summ 201867 no. SS-13: 1-45, http://dx.doi. org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6713a. 2. “U.S. Abortion Patients,” Guttmacher Institute, 30 June 2016, www.guttmacher.org/ infographic/2016/us-abortion-patients. 3. Ronnie Cohen, “Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-Income Women,” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 18 January, 2018, www.reuters.com/article/us-healthabortionhardship/denial-of-abortion-leadsto-economic-hardship-for-low-incomewomenidUSKBN1F731Z. 4. Lizzy Francis, “Legal Abortion Isn’t For Wayward Teens. It’s For Moms,” Fatherly, 31 July, 2018, www.fatherly.com/love-money/who-getsabortions-mothers/. 5. Anusha Ravi, “Limiting Abortion Access Contributes to Poor Maternal Health Outcomes,” Center for American Progress, 13 June 2018, www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/ reports/2018/06/13/451891/limiting-abortionaccess-contributes-poor-maternal-healthoutcomes/. 6. Susan A. Cohen, “Abortion and Women of Color: The Bigger Picture,” Guttmacher Policy Review 11, no. 3 (2008), https://www.guttmacher.org/ gpr/2008/08/abortion-and-women-color-bigger-

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picture. Ibid., 11. Ibid. Ibid., 12. Ibid. Ibid. Julie Burkhart, “Access to Contraception and Comprehensive Sex Education Reduce Need for Abortions,” HuffPost, HuffPost, 18 June, 2016, www.huffpost.com/entry/access-tocontraception-a_b_7595654. Susan Davis, “Contested Terrain: The Historical Struggle for Fertility Control,” An Introduction to Women’s and Studies, (2006): 29-32. Scurato, “The Price of an Abortion.” An Introduction to Women’s Studies 2, (2006): 102. Ibid. Andrea Smith, “Beyond Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice,” NWSA Journal 17, no. 1 (2005): 119-140, doi:10.1353/nwsa.2005.0019. For further reading, see Luu D. Ireland, “Who Chooses Abortion? More Women than You Might Think.” The Conversation, 4 March, 2019; and Lawrence B. Finder et al. “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives,” Guttmacher Institute, 1 September, 2005.

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